[act-ma] This Thurs talk&film: BNB new Uganda project!

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Bikes Not Bombs' New Project in Uganda, presentation by David Branigan!

Thursday, November 17, 2011
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Bikes Not Bombs Hub, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Free Ugandan coffee, fairly traded, provided by Dean's Beans!

http://bikesnotbombs.org/uganda-presentation

Join us on November 17 at 7:00pm for a glimpse into a new project  
that Bikes Not Bombs is launching in Amuru, Northern Uganda. This  
project will provide bicycles to community health workers in order to  
improve their efficiency and productivity in providing health  
services to people in rural areas of Amuru. Bikes Not Bombs will also  
train the community health workers in bicycle mechanics and establish  
bicycle repair infrastructure throughout Amuru.

During this presentation you’ll hear from David Branigan, BNB’s  
International Program Director, who has just returned from Amuru,  
working on logistics and laying the groundwork needed before the  
project’s launch. David will share a short film (~12 minutes) that he  
has edited from footage and interviews he did during his visit. You  
can get to know Evelyn and Sylvester, some of the community activist  
health workers who are partnering with Bikes Not Bombs, as well as  
seeing some of the countryside and villages, with Ugandan music as a  
soundrack.

David will share his observations and lessons from his time in- 
country, as well as details about how this project went from an idea  
to reality. You’ll hear about how the partnership with St. Mary's  
Lacor Hospital started, findings from the baseline health and  
transportation survey that was administered in 2010 and how this  
project will harness the power of the bicycle to positively impact  
the overall health outcomes in Amuru. There will also be time for Q&A  
about this project as well as BNB’s other projects overseas.

This is a unique opportunity for an inside look into Bikes Not Bombs'  
process for establishing new international partners and creating  
projects overseas. This event is free and open to the public. We hope  
you’ll join us!

For more information, please contact Allie Hunter at  
allie at bikesnotbombs.org or 617-522-0222 x106.

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