2007 Equality Ride East Bus Route: Calvin College

Calvin CollegeThe Equality Ride stop at Calvin College wasApril 24, 2007.

The Equality Rider who organized the stop at Calvin College is Bram Wispelwey.

Bram Wispelwey Bram Wispelwey


The Equality Ride visit to Calvin College started with a lunch gathering of students, administrators, faculty and the Riders. After a mutually warm welcome, a dialogue began that would continue throughout the day. We gave a presentation to a packed house, and a lively question-and-answer session ensued. In between dinner and ice cream sundaes, some Riders participated in a panel to answerquestions about our journey around the country.

By the end of our visit, some students had expressed interest in becoming future Equality Riders, and the beginnings of a gay-straight alliance at Calvin were born. Ultimately, it was an incredibly encouraging and productive visit for all involved.

Our presence was a vital step in the evolution of the discussion of LGBT students within the Calvin community and society at large. While Calvin certainly has a long way to go, they are committed to creating positive change and we will continue to serve as resources in that process.


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