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May is Bike Month! MOTHERLOAD Virtual Screening and Panel Discussion

  • Sunday, May 02, 2021
  • 4:00 PM
  • https://fcbc.eventbrite.com

Virtual screening of MOTHERLOAD, the inspiring independent film, and Q&A with Director Liz Canning and invited guests.

About this Event

You are invited to a virtual screening of MOTHERLOAD, an award-winning documentary about the global movement to replace cars with purpose-built bikes.

The story begins with the filmmaker Liz Canning using the cargo bike as the vehicle for exploring parenthood in the age of climate change. The story continues with people biking all over the world.

This film has something for everyone! No kids or bicycles required to enjoy this film.

Subtitles will be available in Spanish.

Due to the pandemic, this community event will be virtual.

Get everything you need to participate in three easy steps.

Step 1: Register for Event

Tickets are $5 (but you can donate more). There is also a free option, no one is turned away for lack of funds. This will put you on the list to receive the email with the links to watch the film and join the panel discussion. Money collected will help the Fresno County Bicycle Coalition (FCBC) host more events like this in the future.

Step 2: Watch the Film

The Friday before the event, we will send you an email with a link that will give you free access to the film for 36 hours before the panel discussion. You will be able to watch the film whenever is most convenient for you. The film is 86 minutes. Grab some snacks and get comfy. Be sure to watch the film before the panel discussion because the link to the film will expire after the panel discussion.

Step 3: Join the Discussion

In the same email with the link to the film, there will be a link for the panel discussion. You will use this second link to join us on May 2 at 4:00 pm for the live-stream Zoom panel discussion. Mark your calendars. It is going to be great!

If you have any questions, please contact us at events@fresnobike.org


  • Liz Canning, Director and Filmmaker
  • Esmeralda Soria, Esq., Fresno City Councilmember, District 1
  • Genoveva Islas, MPH, Founder, and Executive Director, Cultiva La Salud
  • Laura Gromis, MA, Executive Director, US Green Building Council Central California

Liz Canning is a professional filmmaker focused on editing and animation for documentaries. Liz's work has screened internationally, winning awards including a Sundance Special Jury Prize. Early in her filmmaking career, Liz worked at San Francisco’s Artists Television Access and Film Arts Foundation.

Esmeralda Soria represents District 1 on the Fresno City Council. She is an attorney and a professor at Fresno City College. She attended UC Berkeley for undergrad and received her law degree from UC Davis School of Law. Esmeralda has worked on issues related to improving water quality, public transportation, and air quality.

Genoveva Islas was born in Fresno and grew up in small rural communities of the San Joaquin Valley. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Health Science with an emphasis in Community Health from California State University, Fresno and a Masters in Public Health degree in Health Education and Promotion from Loma Linda University.

Laura Gromis works to create buildings and places that give people healthier spaces to live, work, and play. She is leading the "Bike Safe Fresno" bicycle outreach program of the Transform Fresno project. Laura has a certificate in Political Studies from Science Po Lille, France and a MA in Political Science, Public Law and Social Anthropology from Heidelberg University, Germany. Laura is a lifelong bike rider raising two little bicycle lovers.

This event is hosted by Fresno County Bicycle Coalition. Ticket proceeds help the FCBC defray the cost of showing the film, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Fresno County Bicycle Coalition

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