Anti-Black Racism

Message from Executive Director Keagan Gartz

Following one year of parental leave, our Executive Director, Keagan Gartz, has just returned to the virtual office. After taking many family bike rides and coming together with her neighbourhood for physically distant concerts to get her through the year, she’s seeing our streets and our city in a whole new way.

Now that she’s back at Cycle Toronto, Keagan shared what she’s been reflecting on most from 2020:

Statement and Reflection on Anti-Black Racism, Oppression and Equity at Cycle Toronto

June 16, 2020

This past week Cycle Toronto's Black board members convened our senior leadership to raise concerns about systemic racism and equity issues in Cycle Toronto. We reflected on experiences of microaggressions experienced by Black community members, equity and diversity in hiring practices, engagement with racialized communities, policing and safety on rides, and how our broader advocacy analysis does not adequately respond to the systemic issues faced by Indigenous Peoples, Black communities, and People of Colour.