|The Soulforce Equality Ride is a two month social justice bus tour that confronts political and spiritual oppression of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people. The ride began in 2006 and has visited hundreds of cities, colleges, universities, and other institutions. The 2012 ride will be the fifth tour. This year a large emphasis is being placed on intersectional justice (or the desire to practice social justice in a way that ends all oppression against all people) and community involvement. The participants of the Equality Ride are provided top notch training, transportation, housing, and food throughout the tour. Support from Hit the Road campaign virtual rider pages like this one helps to make the Soulforce Equality Ride possible. Visit www.equalityride.com to learn more or set up your own virtual rider page! Apply to Hit The Road here!|
I work locally in Minneapolis on queer solidarity activism…housing, healthcare, sex-positivity, and food access are all queer issues. I’ve worked with Soulforce since 2005, and while I like my transition from the programming side of things to the fundraising side of things, I have to say that my favorite thing is still scriptural analysis. I am kind of a geek that way.
In Haven’s own words
I am participating in Hit the Road because I remember when I was a tender, young 22-year-old and Soulforce was brazen enough to tell me I ought to and I could lead the first Equality Ride bus. I really did not know if I could be good at it, but stepping into that role anyway had a profound effect on my ability to trust my leadership and learn from doing. I love working to make sure that others have that same challenge/chance.
|Cheryl Wold||Twin Cities, MN||$100|
|Twin Cities Community Fundraiser||Twin Cities, MN||$29|