|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!|
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Kevin Trimell Jones
I am proud to be a board member of Soulforce and a supporter of the Equality Ride. You can find me on twitter at @kevtrijones.
In Kevin’s own words
I grew up in a church that wanted me to believe that being gay and Christian were incompatible. Soulforce is society’s constant reminder that this belief does not have to be true and provides tools to dismantle this type of thinking. Soulforce, the home of the Equality Ride, continues to do great work to raise awareness and facilitate change around religious-based oppression directed at LGBT communities (using a multi-issue anti-oppression framework). This group gets “it”. They recognize how multiple manifestations of oppression affect our lives and work. Supporting the Ride and the organization are great ways to bring greater awareness on colleges and universities. Join me as I “HIT THE ROAD”.
|Kevin Trimell Jones||Pennsylvania||$100|