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In June 2007, RightRides was named "New Yorker of the Week" by NY 1 News! To view the segment, please click here

In March 2006, New York City Council Member Diana Reyna honored RightRides with the Pacesetter Award for exemplifying the spirit of New York City in community service and in celebration of Women’s History Month.

In February 2006, the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women presented RightRides with their Susan B. Anthony Award for excellence in furthering women’s equality and for outstanding grassroots activism with focus on women's safety.

On December 12, 2020 Human Rights Commissioner Patricia Gatling presented RightRides with a Proclamation from the Mayor's Office of New York City celebrating “RightRides For Women’s Safety Day” – to read the Proclamation in full, click here.

Commissioner Patricia Gatling & Oraia
Human Rights Commissioner Patricia Gatling with co-founder and Executive Director Oraia Reid at the Proclamation ceremony.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:


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Previous Speaking Engagements:     

Everyday Activists Doing Extraordinary Things, for V-Day’s 10th Anniversary at the Superdome in New Orleans, LA, April 2008

Transgender Health & Wellness Panel, SUNY College at Oneonta, NY April 2008

Women As Community Builders, Freedom on Our Terms Conference, NYC; November 2007

Sexual Harassment Strategies and Responses, Street Harassment Summit, NYC; April 2007

Cycle of Violence for LGBTQ Teens, Harvey Milk High School, The Hetrick-Martin Institute, NYC; April 2007

Sexual Assault Yearly Speak Out, The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault, NYC; April 2007

Embodied Revolution, Translating Identity Conference, University of Vermont; March 2007
The Changing Faces of GLBT Activism
panel for the Spectrum of Activism program at The New School; October 2006

Community Organizing to Reduce the Risk of Hate Crimes and Sexual Assault
workshop at the 6th Annual Visions in Feminism Conference in Washington D.C.; April, 2006

Start-up Success Strategies
panel at The Center; January, 2005

Youth on Fire
panel for Labor at the Crossroads conference; December, 2004


Oraia & Consuelo accept the Susan B. Anthony Award on behalf of RightRides