I got up at 5:00 a.m. today to take my friend, James Loewen, to the airport. He’s off to Wash., D.C. to march for the human rights of baby boys. I couldn’t go (too much travel and too many babies due, right now) but I thought the least I could do was facilitate James’ trip. He was very excited and nervous about showing his video on the history of the intactivist movement. He’s one of those perfectionist types so, no matter how much time he’s spent on it, it’s never quite done. I started crying just seeing the rough draft a few weeks ago so I know the audience in Wash., D. C. will love it. Here’s the info on the march. Please let anyone you know in that area have a copy of this. If they can go down and support the display for even a few hours, it will make a difference to everyone there. Gloria
Genital Integrity Awareness Week
|Date & Time:||Wednesday, March 25, 2009 – Wednesday, April 1, 2009
16th Annual Demonstration/March Against Infant Circumcision
March 24th – April 1st 2009
U.S. Capitol * Washington D.C.
Reveal the truth * www.StopInfantCircumcision.org
National Organizations for the Human Rights of Children:
Nurses for the Rights of the Child * www.cirp.org/nrc/
Attorneys for the Rights of the Child * www.arclaw.org/
Circumcision Resource Center * Jewish Issues * www.circumcision.org/
Students for Genital Integrity * www.studentsforgenitalintegrity.org/
Halt Abuse and Routine Mutilation of Males * www.noharmm.org/
Mothers Against Circumcision * www.mothersagainstcirc.org/
In Memory of the Sexually Mutilated Child * www.sexuallymutilatedchild.org/
Ashley Montagu Resolution * Nobel laureates * www.MontaguNOCIRCpetition.org/
National Organization of Restoring Men * foreskin restoration * www.norm.org
To read the text of our Male Genital Mutilation Bill proposal please go to:
Sue the circumcisers and hospitals for cutting your genitals without asking you for your consent
Together we will protect our boys and children across this world from the genital mutilators and genital torturers.
My activities: people.tribe.net/gladiator…ove/photos
Video of publicly burning down the circumstraint
Part 1 at www.youtube.com/watch
Rules for demonstrating at the Capitol and White House/Lafayette Park:
“Signs, Banners and Placards: Signs, banners, and placards are permitted as a
part of a permitted activity. All supports for these items must not exceed
three quarters (¾) of an inch at their largest point, have dull ends, and made
entirely of wood. There can be no nails, screws, or bolt-type fastening devices
protruding from the wooden supports.”
NO. You can not drive stakes into the ground. All banners and signs must be
hand held. But we have been able to get away with leaning the signs against our
wagons, bikes, strollers. etc. But someone has to be nearby at all times.
Leave anything unattended and it will be confiscated. Worst yet, they’ll think
it’s a bomb and clear the entire Capitol grounds.
NOW….the White House sidewalk and :Lafayette Park.
On the side walk in front of the White House you MUST keep walking/moving.
You can not just stand. You must walk. If you want to walk in baby steps? ok.
But you must keep moving. Literature can only be given to those that ask. Don’t
try to force people to take literature.
Lafayette Park…. another set of rules.
Nothing can be left laying around. Once we march, if anything is to be left
behind, it will have to be placed on a small stage like platform and someone
will have to “baby-sit” the stuff. Hopefully we won’t leave anything behind.
While in the park anything not being held has to be on the two platforms I am
bringing. One for my large wagon, the other as a place for any other stuff that
needs to sit.
The most important thing to remember is to be somewhat professional. No
screaming or yelling even if you are attacked. Be considerate when handing out
literature. Don’t be forceful. You can hold literature in your hand. But don’t
chase after anyone.
2009 Schedule of Events
March 24th – March 29th, 2009
US Capitol Demonstration
West Lawn of the US Capitol
2:00pm March 30th, 2009
March from the White House to the US Capitol
Gather in Lafeyette Park in front of the White House
March 31st – Gather front of U. S. Surpeme Court
April 1st, 2009
White House Demonstration – Lafeyette Park
March 30th 1997 fgm bill became law.
This will be its 12th anniversary of the FGM law
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Mens Health Week
June 15th – 21st, 2009
US Capitol * Washington D.C.
We will be on the west side of the US Capitol each day from 9am until late
We have plenty of banners and stuff to carry.
Have something “special” you want to say or carry? Feel free to bring it
We’ll also have extra placard material and markers here with us.
The 2 most important things we can do is educate and demonstrate.
We try to educate on a daily basis. We must also try to demonstrate.
Join Us !
March 30th is the day the FGM bill became law in 1997. We need to
use this day to ask our lawmakers about their failure to provide the same
genital protection for our boys.
Please join us Monday morning, March 30th, as we gather in Lafeyette Park
in front of the White House and prepare to march on the streets of Washington.
At 2:00pm we will march from the White House to the U.S. Capitol.
If you can’t make it on Monday; please try to join us during the weekend
on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
I can’t express enough the need to gather in large numbers.
Please help us spread this message.