Name: Donte Warren-Smith
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Tikkum Olam. Repair the world.
I decided to undergo this amazing journey because of this simple call-to-action that Judaism has always stressed in my own life. I decided to join the Equality Ride because as a social justice activist, I have been struggling with complexities of a life of service, a life of working with those who live their lives in the shadows of our forgetful and brutal world. Ultimately for me this trip is about creating a spirit in various sites that we are visiting and within the larger human community: a spirit of hope and love and sheer queer brilliance. I hope this spirit, combined and motivated by with the actions of courageous individuals and movements across the globe, will inspire people to each take up their own yokes in healing this bruised and battered planet. I believe with the plethora of tools, talents and privileges that each of us equality riders have been granted coupled with devastatingly selfless love, transformative beauty, and relentless hope, we can do amazing things.
Donte has been sponsored a total amount of $1368.00.
|Jim and Marty Wright||Lynchburg, VA||$100.00|
|Mark Richardson||Los Osos, CA||$25.00|
|Jill Anderson||Loveland, CO||$50.00|
|Dante Zappala||Philadelphia, PA||$50.00|
|Jeff Farris||San Francisco, Ca||$150.00|
|Nick Taylor||SPANISH FORK, UT||$50.00|
|Denis O’Hare||Brooklyn, NY||$50.00|
|Chuck Phelan||Los Angeles, CA||$100.00|
|Dana Belmonte||San Luis Obispo, Ca||$100.00|
|Sam Wolfe||Washington, DC||$50.00|
|Cris Elkins||Greensboro, NC||$50.00|
|Paul Rumsey||St. Louis Park, MN||$100.00|
|Blume/Salomon Household||Silver Spring, MD||$100.00|
|Theodore DeLaney||Lexington, VA||$50.00|
|David Ebert & Scott Wilder||Westford, MA||$25.00|
|Carl M. Cliver||Studio City, California||$75.00|