Picture Postcard – Watts, Los Angeles
The East Side Riders Bike Club host a Ride 4 Love each year in February – the 2016 ride is February 13th. It’s a slow cruise that is family-friendly and a great way to experience the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles.
The Watts Towers were one of the stops on the 2015 ride. I only have a superficial understanding of the history of Watts, but spending a day meeting community members helped put into context their struggle for social justice. All families desire safe places to raise their children with economic opportunities close to home. It’s up to all of us to confront systemic racism that keeps those dreams from becoming a reality for everyone.
Welcome to a new series of travel postcards that I’ll be posting once a week. Click on the card for a larger view.