“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane,” stated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., almost fifty years ago.
I am riding a bike for Health Care as a Human Right this April.
The 2018 Reform Cycle route visits the Civil Rights Movement cities of Montgomery and Selma, and rolls along the Natchez Trace in Mississippi and the ACA Underground Railroad Route in Alabama. The ride begins in Memphis, TN, to remember Dr. King’s life and legacy, and his assassination on April 4, 1968.
The final destination is New Orleans, LA, by way of Africatown, AL, USA.
This Deep South ride contains important threads of US history: the Choctaw, African slavery, French influences, Civil War and Civil Rights battlegrounds, and music. From the bells of the April 4th memorials in Memphis to Jazz Fest crowds in New Orleans, Reform Cycle will roll along keeping the beat: Health Care as a Human Right.
The Reform Cycle project will map health care resources and deserts along the route. The goal is to create a tool to navigate the current system, while participating in a conversation about the next.
Tag posts with #ReformCycle on social media, and share your story. If you would like to be interviewed or ride with me, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.