Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Silent Vigil

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Silent Vigil
Colleges In Virginia
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Equality Riders and community members held a silent vigil at the edge of campus, asking only for dialogue with Patrick Henry College students.

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: Silent Vigil and Press Conference

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Silent Vigil and Press Conference
Colleges In Virginia
Image by quixoticlife
In the background, Equality Riders hold a press conference, calling for dialogue with Patrick Henry College students and an end to religious-based discrimination.

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.

CNU Candlelight Vigil for VA Tech

The students of our Commonwealth have organized candlelight vigils to show their solidarity with the Virginia Tech community. Students at Virginia’s colleges and universities will hold simultaneous candlelight vigils on campuses across the Commonwealth this Thursday night. Assisted by Virginia21, the Commonwealth’s advocate for young people, and its grassroots chapters at Virginia’s public colleges and universities, the vigil will provide a space for students to show their support for the Virginia Tech community in the aftermath of the tragic shootings that occurred in Blacksburg on Monday. WHO: Thousands of students and supporters at Virginia’s colleges and universities. WHAT: Showing support and solidarity with the Virginia Tech community. WHEN: Thursday, April 19. 9:00 pm WHERE: Campuses across the Commonwealth.
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