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October, 2009 - Homecoming at Tipsy
Sept. 2009 - Girls With Guitars
Sept. 2009 - Roanoke Pride in the Park
Sept, 2009 - Ohio Lesbian Music Festival
August, 2009 - Southern Cheers
August, 2009 - Club Hairspray
June, 2009 - Wilmington Pride
May, 2009 - Virginia Women's Music Festival
May, 2009 - Family Fest
April, 2009 - CD Release at Tipsy Teapot
April, 2009 - Traditional Music Festival
April, 2009 - Chero's Cafe
February, 2009 - Hershee Bar
January, 2009 - OUT Impact at Soapbox
December, 2008 - NPR WHQR Live
Radio Show
November, 2008 - Trent River
October, 2008 - Asheville Pride
September, 2008 - NC Pride
September, 2008 - CD Release at Steel Blue
August, 2008 - Wild Women's Western Weekend
June, 2008 - Wilmington Pride
May, 2008 - Mixing the New CD
May, 2008 - Virginia Women's Music Fest
May, 2008 - River Jam
May, 2008 - Friends Lending Voices
May, 2008 - Susquehanna Music
and Arts Festival
April, 2008 - Relay for Life
April, 2008 - Survivor Dinner
March, 2008 - The Evening Muse
February, 2008 - V-Day
February, 2008 - Club Steel Blue
January, 2008 - In the Studio -
Musicians on Parade
December, 2007 - In the Studio
October, 2007 - Funkynight Owl
October, 2007 - Asheville Pride
September, 2007 - NC Pride
September, 2007 - Steel Blue
September, 2007 - Roanoke Pride
September, 2007 - Wild Womens Western Weekend
July, 2007 - NC Women's Jam Festival
July, 2007 - San Diego
June, 2007 - House Party - Kerr Lake
June, 2007 - Wilmington Pride - Wilmington, NC
June, 2007 - The Ulster Project - Greenville, NC
May, 2007 - Virginia Women's Music Festival - Ferncliff, Va
May, 2007 - Phoenix Rising - Wilmington, NC
April, 2007 - Pickin for Peace -Greenville, NC
April, 2007 - Uptown Arts Festival - Greenville, NC
April, 2007 - University of Tenn. at Chattanooga
April, 2007 - Carrboro Arts Center - Carrboro, NC
March, 2007 -Pewter Rose - Charlotte, NC
March, 2007 - Evening Muse - Charlotte, NC
February, 2007 - Vagina Monologues - Rocky Mount, NC
February, 2007 - Vagina Monologues - Durham, NC
February, 2007 -  Vagina Monologues, Greenville, NC
Jan. 2007 - Winterville, NC
December, 2006 - New York
Oct, 2006 -   Asheville Pride
September, 2006 - Take Back the Night
September, 2006 - Freeboot Friday
September, 2006 - Clayton House Party 2006
September, 2006 - Greenville RiverRock Festival
September, 2006 - Wild Western Weekend
August, 2006 - Songwriters Soapbox
August, 2006 - Club Hairspray
July, 2006 - NC Women's Jam Festival
May, 2006 - Va. Women's Music Festival
April, 2006 - Relay for Life Survivor Dinner
April, 2006 - Benefit Concert for the Ulster Project
April, 2006 - Babe's
March, 2006 - The Equality Ride
February, 2006 - V-Day, East Carolina University
December, 2005 - The Bitter End, NYC
November, 2005 - RA Fountain
October, 2005 - Eddie's Attic, Atlanta, Ga.
October, 2005 - Gallery Cafe
October, 2005 - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
October, 2005 - The Pour House
September, 2005 - SWOOP Awards Dinner
September, 2005 - NC Pride 2005
September, 2005 - Bakus
September, 2005 - Music In the Streets
September, 2005 - Clayton House
Party

September, 2005 - Wild Western Women's Weekend
September, 2005 - Freeboot Friday
August, 2005 - Airlie Gardens
August, 2005 - Legends
August, 2005 - Wimpie's Oyster Bar
August, 2005 - Club Hairspray
July, 2005 - Atlanta, GA
July, 2005 - Trios
July, 2005 - NC Women's Jam Fest
July, 2005 - Yes I Am
June, 2005 - Gallery Cafe
June, 2005 - Music In The
Streets

June, 2005 - Komen Race for a Cure
June, 2005 - Club Image
June, 2005 - Mayfaire Music on the Town
May, 2005 - Va. Wom. Music Fest
May, 2005 - Music in the Streets
May, 2005- Six String Cafe
May, 2005 - Airlie Festival
May, 2005- The Flip Side
May, 2005- Southern Women's Music Festival
  April, 2005 - R.A. Fountain
April, 2005- Carolina Girls with Guitars
April, 2005 - Winona LaDuke at SEWSAC
March, 2005- Susan G. Komen Foundation Fundraiser
March, 2005 - Laura McLean CD Release
March, 2005 - Wrightsville Beach
March, 2005 - Rusty Nail
March, 2005 - Folks Cafe
Feb. 2005 - Annette's B-day
Feb. 2005 - WHQR- Magnolia Fatback Folk Hour
Feb. 2005 - Vagina Monologues-ECU
Jan. 2005 - Rock Against Rape
Jan. 2005 - Six String Cafe 
Jan. 2005 - Babe's
Jan. 2005 - Local 506

Dec. 2004 - CD Release - Soap Box
Dec. 2005 - Promo Shots for CD Release Party
Nov. 2004 - WaterStreet
Nov. 2004 - The Cave
Nov. 2004 - S.S. goes back-packing
Oct. 2004 - WHQR Radio
Oct. 2004 - NC Pride
Oct. 2004 - Riverfest
Oct. 2004 - Phillips House Party
Oct. 2004 - NC Women's Jam

May, 2004 - Virginia Women's  Music Festival
April,2004 - Recording Studio
April,2004 - CD/Promo Photo Shoot
Nov. 2003 - Women on Marrz
Sept. 2003 - Blue Coffee Co.
First Gig - 2003- Admiral's Cu
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March, 2006 - Equality Ride - Lynchburg, VA

The Soulforce Equality Ride began their journey to change the hearts and minds of America in 2005.  The 33 Soulforce Equality Riders of 2006 traveled from coast to coast on a seven-week bus tour to open communication with colleges that ban the enrollment of LGBT students.   Their message is simple:  Learn from history, end religion-based discrimination. Someone's Sister was honored to be asked to join them on the first stop of their long journey.  The night before the ride, we met them at the First Christian Church in Lynchburg, Va for a candlelight vigil.

Jack Reitan , left, is one of co-directors of the ride.

Prior to their journey, the Equality Riders receive inspirational words from Rev. Phillip Lawson, a long time fighter for human rights.

The next morning we met to discuss the days events. 
MTV, LOGO, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and other international press was eager to record the
historical event.
 
.
Jocelyn Vena, from MTV did an article/Think segment on the Equality Riders, as a part their
Alternative Spring Break series.


Many traveled to Lynchburg to show their support.  One such supporter and long time friend was
Dottie Berry from Two Women and a Poodle


This is the bus that will carry 33 Soulforce Riders for 7 weeks to 11 states and 19 schools.


Our first stop was Liberty University.


When the Equality Riders requested an open discussion with Liberty University about their current policy to discriminate against LGBT students...

Jerry Falwell issued a statement threatening to arrest anyone from The Equality Ride if they set
foot on the campus.


Outside the university the excitement of the moment was coupled with anticipation over the possible arrest.



Roby Sapp, the other half of Two Women and a Poodle, was kind enough to take our pictures while we were singing.  Little did we know she owns her own photography business, IMPACT images.  To her left is their poodle, Rylee.


We sang proudly as we stood up together against discrimination with 33 strangers who were fast becoming our friends. 

Then the moment of truth - would they arrest the
Equality Riders as they entered the campus?


The Equality Riders had something to say.  Jack begin to read their collective statement to Liberty University. 
He was the first to be arrested
for trespassing at Liberty University.

Others formed a line behind Jack
to continue the statement he could no longer finish.

As each Equality Rider was taken into custody, the next one would begin where the other left off.  Their voices would be heard.


At the end of that day, over 20 Equality Riders had been taken into custody, all because they simply wanted an open dialogue.
Against the instructions of Jerry Falwell and Liberty University, a few of the students did cross the line to speak with the Equality Riders.  Dialogue had begun.

During that day, press was everywhere as three separate documentaries of the event were filmed. 
This press photo is from the MTV photo gallery.

 

 

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