“Ovarian Psycos” Film Screening This Sunday
For many, the bicycle is more than just a transportation mode—it is a tool for building community power. This Sunday, Hollywood Theatre will screen a film about an LA-based womxn’s collective who use the bicycle as an organizing tool.
The film “Ovarian Psycos” rides along with the Ovas, exploring the impact of the group’s activism, born of feminist ideals, Indigenous understanding and an urban/hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice, racism, and violence, and take back their streets one ride at a time. You can learn more about the Ovas on their website.
“It is the goal of the Community Cycling Center to lift people up with bicycles — to use bicycles as a vehicle for social change,” noted Kasandra Griffin, Community Cycling Center’s Executive Director. “When our staff got to pick a movie for this benefit screening, they chose Ovarian Psycos, because this womxn of color collective is doing just that in Los Angeles. We are excited to share their story and share inspiration about what is possible.”
The proceeds of this showing of “Ovarian Psycos” will benefit the Community Cycling Center’s programs, such as the organization’s support of Andando en Bicicletas en Cully (ABC). The major focus of ABC’s work is to create community by hosting bike rides, advocating for bicycle storage and safe routes to school, and providing basic bicycle maintenance and training to friends and neighbors.
Who: Hollywood Theatre, Community Cycling Center
What: “Ovarian Psycos” Film Screening
When: Sunday, January 28, 2018 7:00pm
Where: Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Tickets are available at the door and online via Hollywood Theatre’s website.
Looking forward to seeing you there!