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Article "Richmond students arrested at sit-in"

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Article "Richmond students arrested at sit-in"

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This article describes a student protest held on October 11, 2006, in support of the "Right to Serve" campaign. This civil rights campaign was supported by Soulforce, a social justice organization for LGBTQ acceptance. The protest took place at the Armed Forces Career Center at the Shops at Willow Lawn in the form of a sit-in against the military's "Don't ask, don't tell" policy. Prior to the sit-in, a University of Richmond student conducted a nonviolence training session, including a nonviolence pledge and suggested actions. This training was followed by a press conference, explaining the anticipated rejection of LGBTQ identified military applicants. The sit-in included 20 protesters, including students from the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University, faculty, and staff. Henrico County police arrested three University of Richmond students, charging each with a Class I misdemeanor for trespassing. The three students were released on personal recognizance with bond set at $1,000 each, and a court date set for the next morning. The "Don't ask, don't tell" policy lasted until September 20, 2011, by which point an estimated 13,500+ troops had been discharged from the military.

Source

Havercamp, Shauna. "Richmond students arrested at sit-in." The University of Richmond Collegian [94], no. [32] (October 12, 2006): 1, 8. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL20061012.2.12&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

2006-10-12

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Shauna Havercamp, “Article "Richmond students arrested at sit-in",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 17, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2906.