Once again, Francoise and I will join Sylvia’s friends in Cleveland for a bike ride to remember her killing on Sept. 15, 2009 – seven long years ago. We will also remember others killed on the streets of Cleveland. Bike Cleveland has posted details of the ride:
For any of you so inclined, organize a bike ride to remember Sylvia and to promote bike safety. If that’s not possible, take a small moment out of your day to remember her on the 15th.
She continues to live on through those of you who knew and loved her who are now doing wonderful work to make the world a better place. In her AmeriCorps application to work at Hard-Hatted Women, she wrote: “I hope to spend the next year amongst professionals dedicated to creating a better world. I would like to help improve individual lives, while also working towards systemic sustainability and justice.” Elsewhere she wrote “I am so sure that I can change the world and that there are countless others doing the same.” Her time was cut short but may we all live up to that confidence she had that we can change the world.