2006 Equality Rider: Carolyn Westra

Name: Carolyn Westra
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Age: 25

Statement:
As a lesbian in diverse and liberal Minneapolis, I am spared much of the brunt of my country’s hatred and fear of homosexuality. However, I was taught that injustice is perpetuated not just by those who initiate it but also by those who do not fight it. Many GLBTQ individuals are forced to live in silence, fear and isolation, and I will no longer leave them alone to fight against discriminatory policies and institutionalized homophobia. Visiting these schools is an opportunity to give a human face to homosexuality and correct the untruths spread by fear and bigotry. By joining the Soulforce Equality Ride, I am choosing to live by my convictions, and standing with others to demand justice and equality.

Sponsors:
Carolyn has been sponsored a total amount of $1587.00.

Name Location Amount
Anonymous Donor   $25.00
blanche hawkins dellwood, mn $50.00
Bob and Be Davis North Oaks, MN $100.00
Mom & Dad Westra White Bear Lake, MN $250.00
Stephanie Terezakis Ann Westra New York, NY $100.00
Jon Paasch Saint Paul, MN $25.00
Maggie Weller Minneapolis, MN $25.00
O’Hara Family Minneapolis, Minnesota $100.00
Sarah Lipinoga Jamaica Plain, MA $150.00
Maxine Haglund-Blommer Shoreview, MN $25.00
Courtney Tolmei Charlottesville, Virginia $50.00
Judy and Dave Maher Oakland, CA $100.00
Hans Bergman Brussels, B $100.00
Chuck Phelan Los Angeles, CA $100.00
Camp Bobo Alumni Class ’02 Larkspur, CO $50.00
Patrick Schreier and Daughters Rosemount, MN $37.00
T.Geiger & J. Biddle – IL LEE CENTER, IL $50.00
Bob & Charlie Zylstra Yankton, SD $100.00
Meghan Cosgrove Minneapolis, MN $25.00
Mike and Janice Weum Vadnais Heights, Minnesota $25.00
Kristofer and Kristen Lund St. Paul, MN $50.00
Anonymous Donor   $25.00
Kris Knutson & Su Legatt Moorhead, MN $25.00

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