The Memphis Bus Riders Union is a grassroots organization fighting for accessible, affordable, and equitable public transit in our city. Our members are people who depend on MATA and supporters, and our work is essential for highlighting the racism and classism present in Memphis’ grossly inadequate bus system.
Greetings, transit warriors! MBRU is holding a 6th Anniversary Fundraiser next month! Join us on Saturday, April 14th, 12 PM, at the Memphis Center for Independent Living (1633 Madison). You can get there on the #2 bus! We’ll celebrate last year’s victories with food and fellowship, show BRU members in videos by Robert Rowan and WatchLoveWork, and tell our supporters about upcoming campaigns. Admission is a $5 suggested donation, but no one will be turned away. Mark your calendars!
MBRU has also been lucky to do outreach with several student groups in the past two weeks! Thanks to volunteers from Purdue University, University of Kansas, and Wellesley College, we’ve been able to spread the word about our message at bus stops and houses in Midtown and South Memphis. The picture above is from last Thursday, when a group from the University of Kansas met us at Bellevue and McLemore. Be on the lookout for MBRU members in other parts of town as we keep building the movement!
Finally, we’re encouraging MBRU members and supporters to wear your MBRU shirts and buttons on April 4th in support of transit justice! All over town, Memphians will be paying homage to the legacy of Martin Luther King with marches, performances, and ceremonies. Whether you’re at the AFSCME Union Hall or the National Civil Rights Museum, we’ll take this time to remember Dr. King’s legacy as a fighter for public transit that serves the working poor and people of color.Media
MBRU holds meetings on the 2nd Saturday of each month. If you have any questions, or you’re interested in joining our work, contact organizer Justin Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. And follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see more updates!