Solidarity Push – Birth of RiVillage

Click here for the full article on the skateboarding event known as Solidarity Push organized by @friendsofadrianhall.


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On the first day of summer in 2020, many from the skateboarding community of Providence, Rhode Island staged an event known as Solidarity Push. They rode their skateboard, bicycles, and the likes from the west side of town to their skatepark downtown. The images from this event were so powerful to several of the locals that they changed the perception of their history and gave birth to their brand-new community: RiVillage (pronounced as Rhode Island Village). Click here to see the video on the Instagram channel Ri4CTV that shows many of them, right after the long ride, resting at the skatepark.

As they passed along on Broadway Street, they were captured on camera by the YouTube channel Ri4CTV in the video by the same name Solidarity Push, which turned out to be Episode 1 in Season 1 of the all-new YouTube series Tales of Trinity. It’s shown as Video #1 below. It’s the video that changed the world, at least, that of ours. It’s now the introductory video for all new visitors to the YouTube channel Ri4CTV.

As shown in the image hereby, the locals like the video so much that they at times set up a watch party in person or online to recall the event that gave birth to our community. Click here to see a watch party at play on the historical event Solidarity Push.

For those who are curious, the background music played in the video is the theme song from Ri4CTV. Click here to learn more about the Ri4CTV theme music.

Many photos taken during Solidarity Push are posted on this page here at Ri4C.com/TOT. One of the photos best representing the event is this one here. It’s shown as Photo #2 below. Click here to see how it is highlighted by a video post on the Instagram channel Ri4CTV.

In the middle of Photo #2 is the image that shows a bicycle rider pulling a skateboarder holding the BLM sign. The bicyclist is Jerry (@jerrangutang), the organizer of @pedalforpeacepvd. For a closer look, view this photo here, which is shown as Photo #3 below. Both the organizer and the organization are introduced by the video Introducing Pedal for Peace PVD, which is Episode 2 in Season 1 of the YouTube series Tales of Trinity. It’s shown as Video #4 below.

Eight days before the event Solidarity Push, Jerry organized a bicycle ride for Pedal For Peace PVD (@pedalforpeacepvd) supporting Black Lives Matter from India Point Park in Providence to Colt State Park in Bristol, 16 miles away. Joining at the start are Jaychele Schenck and Isabella Indellicati, the two fifteen-year-olds who are co-founders of the Gen-Z: We Want To Live (@GenZWWTL). In front of the bicyclists, they each gave a speech. Both speeches were captured by the same video, Video #4 below, Introducing Pedal for Peace PVD. That was 24 hours before the two young ladies brought about this protest event at the Rhode Island State House. Before you continue reading this article, you may want to watch the following 15-second video to see them in action at the protest event.

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Video #1 | Solidarity Push

Photo #2 Defund the Police

Photo #3 Jerry of @PedalForPeacePVD

Video #4 Introducing Pedal for Peace PVD


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