Western Van Begins Training
After weeks of planning, all the young adults involved in the Right to Marry Campaign congregated for the first time during our kick-off training session at 9am. Of course, part of the morning was spent attaching faces to those voices that we had so often heard during our weekly conference calls or (for those seasoned Soulforce members) the morning ice breaker activity afforded an opportunity to greet old friends with open arms. Later on, we absorbed information from several presentations and engaged in conversations that focused on important topics such as the policy of non-violence. Specific “van time” followed, then over our dinner that evening, representatives from each route shared the activities in which they will be hosting and participating during the campaign. By the time the day was over a lot of work was accomplished and all 32 of us were well on our way to forming a family fighting for equality.