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June 27, 2019
Movies for Change explores the rise of cycling culture in Oxford with viewing of Aftermass

Film, panel to discuss the culture, safety and environmental impacts


Oxford County Library’s Movies for Change series, which focuses on meaningful social issues, is returning this summer and kicking this year’s programming off with a showing of Aftermass (2013). The cycling documentary looks to Portland, Oregon as an example of how bicycle culture can blossom out of car-oriented civilization. The documentary explores the events, people, politics and social changes that led to Portland becoming the first major bicycle city in the United States.

Residents are invited to join Oxford County Library and the Oxford Cycling Advisory Committee for the film viewing followed by a community conversation to discuss the rise of cycling culture, bicycle safety and environmental impacts of cycling within the Oxford County community.

         

     WHAT:

     WHEN:

Movies for Change: Aftermass (2013)

Thursday, July 11, 2019 – 6:00 p.m.

     WHERE:

Ingersoll Public Library
130 Oxford Street, Ingersoll

     WHO:

Oxford Cycling Advisory Committee

  

Comment

Sarah McDonald, Systems Support Librarian, Oxford County Library

“Oxford County Library provides space for people to learn, explore and discuss issues that are relevant to their lives. The Movies for Change series aims to provide the opportunity to watch compelling films on social issues, like Aftermass and the rise of cycling culture and encourages patrons to join in a conversation with local leaders, educators and activists after the film.”

  

About Oxford County Library

Oxford County Library is a County of Oxford service that offers free lending of books, DVDs and other materials; access to online catalogues and databases; genealogy support; children’s programming; job search resources and information about government services; and computer access. Branches are located in Brownsville, Burgessville, Embro, Harrington, Ingersoll, Innerkip, Mount Elgin, Norwich, Otterville, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock, Thamesford and Tillsonburg. The Library is a charitable organization that accepts online donations through Canada Helps on its website.

  

About Oxford County

Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 114,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community, and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.

  

Contact

Jenn Austin | Strategic Communication & Engagement
519.539.9800 ext. 3505 | jaustin@oxfordcounty.ca