Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Preventing Dialogue

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Preventing Dialogue
Colleges In Virginia
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Armed police prevented Equality Riders from entering campus and dialoguing with students, or even inviting students to a public presentation and dialogue off-campus.

The Soulforce Equality Ride traveled to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, to attempt to dialogue with students about the college’s religious-based discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender students. The Riders and dozens of community members, who were committed to and trained for nonviolence, were barred from campus and met with more than 100 armed state police.

For coverage and an excellent short video on the nonviolent vigil for queer rights at Patrick Henry College, see "Young, Gay Christians, On a Bumpy Bus Ride," in The Washington Post, April 13, 2007. An account and video from a Rider is available at www.interstateq.com/archives/1978/, and more photos can be found at www.adambritt.net/photos/Events/PHC.html.

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Dialogue Denied

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Dialogue Denied
Colleges In Virginia
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Equality Riders had asked for permission to nonviolently dialogue with students at Patrick Henry College. The college denied their request, put the campus in lockdown and refused to admit any Riders on college property.

The Soulforce Equality Ride traveled to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, to attempt to dialogue with students about the college’s religious-based discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender students. The Riders and dozens of community members, who were committed to and trained for nonviolence, were barred from campus and met with more than 100 armed state police.

For coverage and an excellent short video on the nonviolent vigil for queer rights at Patrick Henry College, see "Young, Gay Christians, On a Bumpy Bus Ride," in The Washington Post, April 13, 2007. An account and video from a Rider is available at www.interstateq.com/archives/1978/, and more photos can be found at www.adambritt.net/photos/Events/PHC.html.

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Calling for Dialogue

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Calling for Dialogue
Colleges In Virginia
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In the background, two Equality Riders hold signs aloft, inviting the Patrick Henry College students to a community presentation and dinner that evening, as well as advertising a phone number for students to call who want to dialogue but are being prevented by the college administration.

The Soulforce Equality Ride traveled to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, to attempt to dialogue with students about the college’s religious-based discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender students. The Riders and dozens of community members, who were committed to and trained for nonviolence, were barred from campus and met with more than 100 armed state police.

For coverage and an excellent short video on the nonviolent vigil for queer rights at Patrick Henry College, see "Young, Gay Christians, On a Bumpy Bus Ride," in The Washington Post, April 13, 2007. An account and video from a Rider is available at www.interstateq.com/archives/1978/, and more photos can be found at www.adambritt.net/photos/Events/PHC.html.

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Dialogue with Police

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Dialogue with Police
Colleges In Virginia
Image by quixoticlife
Although the college made it impossible to dialogue with students, some riders did speak to the police officers assigned to guard them.

The Soulforce Equality Ride traveled to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, to attempt to dialogue with students about the college’s religious-based discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender students. The Riders and dozens of community members, who were committed to and trained for nonviolence, were barred from campus and met with more than 100 armed state police.

For coverage and an excellent short video on the nonviolent vigil for queer rights at Patrick Henry College, see "Young, Gay Christians, On a Bumpy Bus Ride," in The Washington Post, April 13, 2007. An account and video from a Rider is available at www.interstateq.com/archives/1978/, and more photos can be found at www.adambritt.net/photos/Events/PHC.html.