ROC Freedom Riders: Why We Ride

ROC Freedom Riders: Why We Ride

On Demand

The original Freedom Riders of the 1960s were Black and White civil rights activists who rode segregated busses to white spaces to confront systemic racism. In 2020, the ROC Freedom Riders are reshaping the narrative by using bicycles as a symbolic tool in the fight for racial equity. This multidisciplinary visual experience features art, slam poetry, Hip-Hop confessions, round table discussions, and exclusive interviews about the Black Lives Matter movement, while offering advice about ways to dismantle systemic racism.

  • Length: 59 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Access Type: On Demand
  • Platform: TBA
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary
  • Production Company: ROC Freedom Riders
  • Website: Visit

Please note, like other fringe festivals around the world this year, our Virtual Fringe features open-access online shows that are not curated by Rochester Fringe. We strive to be an open platform, as performing artists have limited options during this unusual time. Show applications were reviewed to ensure appropriateness and alignment with Fringe's ideals of openness and inclusion.

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