Sylvia Bingham Memorial Advocate for Justice Award
Posted 10/6/2013Sam Goff, a graduating senior at Terra Linda High School where Sylvia graduated in 2005, was the first recipient of the "Sylvia Bingham Memorial Advocate for Justice Award" at his graduation ceremony in June, 2013 and given $750.
This award goes to an intellectually curious student who has worked creatively for economic or social justice on or off campus and who is not afraid to confront authority but always does so with a sense of fair play and fun, confident that small steps can make the world a better place and always trying, in the words of Gandhi, to be the change s/he wants to see in the world.
5/13/13 – Alex Nosse Interviewed on Cleveland TV
Posted 10/6/2013Sylvia's boyfriend Alex Nosse was interviewed 5/13/13 on Cleveland TV about his cross-country bike tour after Sylvia died and the opening of his bike shop. Watch Interview >>
A new community-oriented store Sylvia would have been very proud of !
Posted 7/12/2011On a happier note, our last visit to Cleveland in June coincided with the opening day of the Joy Machines Bike Shop, an exciting community-oriented startup in Ohio City, jointly owned and operated by Alex Nosse, who was Sylvia's boyfriend, and his friend Renato Pereira-Castillo. The concept for the shop was born in the winter of 2010 and only six months later they're open for business. These guys are amazing! Beside repairing bicycles and selling new ones, Alex and Renato are interested in doing outreach and education in low-income communities. See their website at http://www.joymachinesbikeshop.com
Here are pictures taken at their store on opening day:
Urban Bicycle Safety Classes and Bike to Work Day
Posted 4/29/2011Learn the basics of safe cycling, riding in traffic, equipment, crash avoidance, rights and responsibilities, from a certified bicycle safety instructor with the East Bay Bicycle Coalition.
Wednesday, May 4, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
3701 Broadway, Oakland, CA, Conference Room G101D
One-Hour Brown Bag
Tuesday, May 17, 12:30-1:30pm, Fabiola, Conference Room 445
Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 12
Energizer Station, 7:00-9:30am, outside Fabiola Building
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Alex and Emilio Speak About Their Bicycle Trip Across The United States In Memory Of Their Friend Sylvia
Posted 2/11/2011See Video Clip and News Article >>