Think Outside Da Block (TODB) announced its ninth installment of the Roll N Peace critical mass bike tour at Ogden Park located at 6500 S Racine on June 25th, 2022 at 4:00PM. Using cycling as the plan of action to address the public safety and mental health and wellness of the Englewood community, the Roll N Peace mass bike tour decreases violence touting “zero incidents of violent crime in the 007th district” (former 007th district Commander Roderick Robinson).
By establishing a strong presence, TODB has been able to deter violence with this initiative. Roll N Peace provides an opportunity for community members to shift the narrative media’s cliché depiction of Englewood’s violent reputation. Think Outside Da Block in collaboration with 007th District Chicago Police Department, Chicago Park District, Children’s Home and Aid, Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce, Teamwork Englewood, Grow Greater Englewood, Streets Calling, We Grow, Divvy, support from the Chicago Fund for Safe and Peaceful Communities and a host of other community organizations will bring you Roll N Peace 9: The Getcha Mind Right Edition.
The event starts at 4:00PM at the Ogden Park Fieldhouse where attendees can register and participate in a free community resource fair. Working Bikes will offer minor bike repairs and service to interested participants. Through a partnership with DIVVY/Lyft, participants will be given free bike rentals for the duration of the ride. All participants receive a free t-shirt and hand sanitizer. At 8:00pm participants will embark on an 8-mile bike tour through the historic Greater Englewood community. Individuals can register to participate and/or volunteer at Roll N Peace 9: Getcha Mind Right Edition Tickets, Sat, Jun 25, 2022 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite. The tour concludes at the Ogden Park Fieldhouse and welcomes back participants with free food.
This year’s ride will highlight TODB’s Getcha Mind Right Program. Getcha Mind Right is a trauma awareness program that innovatively addresses root causes of social norms through peer-to-peer
support, group therapy, artistic expression and community engagement. Initiatives like Roll N Peace and Getcha Mind Right empowers individuals and helps them understand the impacts of trauma, interrupt cycles of violence and build resilience. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for disadvantaged youth through community-based mental health services, collective efficacy, and the provision of safe spaces.
For more information on Think Outside Da Block visit http://thinkoutsidedablock.org.