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Nicole's Ride for Our Shared Climate

Organized by: Nicole Ektnitphong

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THE STORY:

Thanks for being here!

Let’s talk about stories. Stories make up who we are and the world around us. Stories illuminate moments, memories, experiences and feelings. This summer, an adventure awaits for me: 6 day bike ride through Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park! I want YOU to be a part of this unfolding story. Here is part of my story on why I am doing such a thing + how you can support me in this endeavor.

For your readership (and my organization of writing), here is my three part story:

Part one: Fall 2013

I spent a semester abroad in India and had the opportunity to learn in community with local South Indian activists and my classmates. One powerful part of my experience was hearing small-scale farmers speak about the inconsistency of weather and impacts on their livelihood. Not some distant future far away or future generations, but right then and there in 2013. It was a moment of realizing the global impacts of climate change were impacting ways of life, cultures and communities.

Part two: Spring + Summer 2015

3 weeks before my graduation from Gustavus, I tore my ACL in the left knee! It was one of the most painful and emotionally and physically challenging moments I’ve experienced so far. I had surgery in June and spent the majority of the summer indoors, resting and doing physical therapy. The injury and surgery embarked a journey of critical awareness of my body and self care that looked like committing to my physical therapy everyday.

Part three: Spring 2016

May 8, 2016 - Celebrated a 1 year anniversary of my ACL injury. Thinking of the spirits and souls who have supported me to where I am now. Feeling my strength and power. Here I am active in a body sense, running, biking, swimming, dancing and active in the growing movements around us. Grounded in Minneapolis and organizing at the intersections of racial and climate justice.

Help me write another part of my story: Summer 2016

I will be riding 300 miles through and around Glacier National Park with Climate Ride. Join me in celebrating my healing journey and raising money for organizations that are creating powerful changes for people and the planet.

Let’s do this.

With deep gratitude,

Nicole

Notes: shout out to my friend Katie Doody for supporting me in writing part of my story.  

$580

 

58% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Kathleen

    $10

  • Jothsna

    $10

  • Kate Percuoco

    $20

  • Alisha

    $25

  • Nat

    $25

  • Kyle Maloney

    $30

  • Tracie Maloney

    $30

  • Jack M.

    $10

  • Danielle Trajano

    $20

  • Christopher Mayorga

    $10

  • Eric S.

    $20

  • Kendra

    $20

  • Anna McDevitt

    $25

  • Katie Siegner

    $10

  • Sofie Wicklund

    $10

  • Addie Welch

    $25

  • Kenny Ntwali

    $10

  • Hannah S.

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Liam Hansmeyer-Schons

     

  • Cody Kirk

    $15

  • Lizzy Kroker

    $15

  • Sonny Lawrence Alea

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Akilah Sanders-Reed

    $20

  • Hannah

    $10

  • Sarah Cham

    $25

  • Abby Fenton & Family

    $75

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Nicole Ektnitphong

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Donor Comments

Abby Fenton & Family

Abby Fenton & Family

DONATION: $75

Ride on Nicole! 2 years ago

Sarah Cham

Sarah Cham

DONATION: $25

So incredibly proud of you Nic, and I'm excited to see where this journey takes you! Be the Change you want too see! ð 2 years ago

Hannah

Hannah

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Akilah Sanders-Reed

Akilah Sanders-Reed

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Sonny Lawrence Alea

Sonny Lawrence Alea

DONATION: $15

To storytelling and healing <3 2 years ago

Lizzy Kroker

Lizzy Kroker

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Cody Kirk

Cody Kirk

DONATION: $15

Happy Trails! 2 years ago

Liam Hansmeyer-Schons

Liam Hansmeyer-Schons

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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