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Busy Bike Shop Empowers Local Community with Skills and Gifts

When Judge Schwall cited the presence of Occupy Atlanta inside the Pine and Peachtree homeless shelter in Atlanta as one of the main reasons for ordering a change of management for the shelter, Occupy Atlanta invited the media to show what “radical” meant. Among the various community-centric projects organized at the shelter, the SHIFT Community Bike Shop is the one that caught the most attention. It was buzzing with activity, no dollar was exchanged, and as Jonah Bautista stated in a video later aired on 11 News Channel, “If this is what radical means, so be it. We’re changing the system from the inside out for the better”.

4 comments on “Busy Bike Shop Empowers Local Community with Skills and Gifts

  1. Purenergy
    February 18, 2012

    Reblogged this on Purenergy Farm and commented:
    One of our Metro Farms volunteers has another passion…bikes! Check out his community initiative. Way to go Jonah 🙂

  2. Amy Barnes
    February 19, 2012

    CCOL! I have two bikes that I need fixing, I can’t afford any repairs, and I was praying for a solution. I did not know about the bike shop ’til just now.

    Judge Schwall needs to lose his job for the “stir up a big pot of money” second excuse for trying to do Kasim Reed’s bidding. (Speaking of… toss Kasim Reed into the “need to lose the job” stack).

    • Granny Tenderstone
      February 21, 2012

      I hope you get your bikes going and that the liars who rule the world get what they deserve.

  3. Pingback: iFound: Peachtree and Pine has a bike shop | The Retail Detail

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