Join us on June 17th at Skate Girls Tribe “Just Kickin’ It Saturday’s” skateboard sesh at Mount Rainer skatepark at 4pm. Learn to push, ride, ollie, kick-flip, grind and drop-in, make new friends, and have fun!
Event is followed by an outdoor screening of “Hermanas En Ruedas” (Sisters on Wheels), a documentary by Amberly Alene in partnership with Electicllama and Prince George’s African American Museum.
Film tells the stories of young women in the underground skate culture in Havana, Cuba. Skateboarding in Cuba emerged in the 80’s but has recently grown rapidly with the new interchanges of culture and art from abroad that are taking place on the island. In Cuba, skateboarding is still an unrecognized sport by the government, and the girls search to find their paths in a subculture that is not only male dominated but also completely underground.