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post #81 of 104
Thanks, Ivansmom and Jeff, for doing that. I'm sending it out to all my email list.
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to keep on front page until demo weekend.
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Bumping is good! Yes, let's get some more folks out to the marches and demonstrations. The world is ready for the end of circumcision. Yayyyyyyy!!!!!!

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DH, DS, and I will be there possibly Friday for the march and then on Saturday during the day. We live about 4 hours away, but luckily have relatives in the DC area we can stay with!
I'm sooo excited. I've got to make a shirt for DS.

DH suggested this:

"I'm attached to my foreskin"

I really like it, so I think that might be the shirt DS wears. He's 16mo.
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Can't wait to see everybody!
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We'd better start a countdown of how many sleeps to go!!!
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How many of us are staying in local hotels? It would be nice to get together in the evenings maybe after the march.

I am going to the NOCIRC dinner on Friday evening. I'll be at the demonstration/march all day Sat most likely.
post #90 of 104
Subbing. I live outside of DC. I am trying to make plans to go and hopefully bring DD and drag DH along too.

What can I do for quick t-shirts?
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Subbing. I live outside of DC. I am trying to make plans to go and hopefully bring DD and drag DH along too.

What can I do for quick t-shirts?
You can go to the craft store and get this http://joanns.com/catalog.jhtml;$ses...&PRODID=143674 .

Then you can print whatever you want on your t-shirts.
I'm sure someone can help you out with a slogan if you don't already have one in mind.
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I am going to the NOCIRC dinner on Friday evening. I'll be at the demonstration/march all day Sat most likely.
The NOCIRC dinner is Saturday evening, March 31st from 6:30 - 10:00 pm at the Best Western in College Park, MD.

See you at the demonstration.

Jeff
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The NOCIRC dinner is Saturday evening, March 31st from 6:30 - 10:00 pm at the Best Western in College Park, MD.

See you at the demonstration.

Jeff
Whew! I almost had a heart attack. Thanks for the clarification Jeff! Ivan and I have colds that we got on Friday. I am : that dh does not catch ours or we will not be able to come. Ivan and I are getting better, but dh will not get out of bed when :
post #94 of 104
Jeff, thanks so much for the clarification! I did have my info mixed up! I'm straight now. I'll be at the march on Friday evening at 6pm!
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Moonjelly, so glad to see some DC moms will be there. Please invite all your friends and relatives. This year will rock the nation.
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Moonjelly, so glad to see some DC moms will be there. Please invite all your friends and relatives. This year will rock the nation.
I hope it will be a good turn-out. I think this movement needs some good momentum. I will likely be posting to my local AP moms group list shortly. I am also trying to determine when exactly I will be going by. I work, so Friday evening might be a bit much for me and DD after a full work day for me and a daycare day for her. So it's probably looking like Sat or Sun late morning and stay until DD gets wiped out.

I was actually half wondering about starting a web group for this event and any other intactivist activities that come along. Or is there already one? I wasn't sure who to "ask". And I wasn't sure if it was even really necessary. With the Delta nurse-ins it became necessary to start a lactivism group since they were coordinating so many people in numerous cities. And it still has a lot of activity.

Anyone have any thoughts?
post #97 of 104
I'd like to come on Sunday for the march. I don't have a t-shirt or a sign. Is that going to be odd? Are there any handouts I should print and copy? Is that allowed during the march? I guess I'm just wondering what to do to prepare/bring with me.

And I may be alone and I'm an introvert and have a hard time with first encounters so I might have a hard time approaching folks at first.
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I'd like to come on Sunday for the march. I don't have a t-shirt or a sign. Is that going to be odd? Are there any handouts I should print and copy? Is that allowed during the march? I guess I'm just wondering what to do to prepare/bring with me.

And I may be alone and I'm an introvert and have a hard time with first encounters so I might have a hard time approaching folks at first.
It will not be odd. You don't need a T-shirt or a sign, but if you have one that you want to wear or bring that's great. David Wilson has lots of banners for people to carry in the march if they don't have their own. For example:

THE FORESKIN IN NOT A BIRTH DEFECT

CIRCUMCISION
IS UNNECESSARY
AND HARMFUL

CIRCUMCISION
VIOLATES
HUMAN RIGHTS

WHOSE PENIS?
WHOSE BODY?
WHOSE RIGHTS?

Some of the banners are big (4 ft x10 ft) and need two or three people to carry them in the march.

We will have handouts, but if you want to bring something else that's okay.

In my opinion the best thing to give people are the 3x5 cards. We will have a supply of cards for people to distribute.

Intactivists are a friendly group of people. They will be delighted to meet you. Please don't be shy in introducing yourself.

You don't need to talk to the public unless you feel comfortable with it. You can just listen to other intactivists as they talk with people.

If you don't want to talk with people but want to communicate a message, you can carry one of the placards.

This year we have four handheld placards. One has a picture of a baby with a surprised look that says "You wanna cut off WHAT?" The tourists always take lots of photos of that placard.

I am looking forward to meeting everyone.

Jeff Brown
posting from Maryland
post #99 of 104
Here's the forecast for the weekend:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/forecast/Map...=260&map.y=113




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It will not be odd. You don't need a T-shirt or a sign, but if you have one that you want to wear or bring that's great. David Wilson has lots of banners for people to carry in the march if they don't have their own.

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Thank you, Jeff!
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