Friday, May 11, 2007

Nashville: Mother's Day Peace Parade

Mothers Acting Up - Nashville's 2nd Annual Mother's Day Peace Parade
Sunday, May 13, 2007, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Fannie Mae Dees (Dragon) Park

Co-sponsors include Wild Oats, Bramble Hill Farm, Nashville Peace & Justice
Center's Peace Coalition, More Than Warmth, Code Pink, The Raging Grannies,
KastleKey & the Divine Playhouse and more!Bring the whole family (dads & partners, too!) and join Nashville Mothers Acting Up (MAU) and friends as we lift our voices for peace and well-being of ALL mothers' children. Dress in costume or festive attire and bring wagons, trikes, strollers, or slings for the ¾ mile parade. Children's activities, music and FREE PIE included.
Mother's Acting Up (MAU) is a national movement of mothers (and others)
moving form concern to action on behalf of the world's children.

MAU's 2007 Mother's Day Reclamation Parades and other events (picnics,
rallies, cake walks) celebrate Mother Leadership and the gigantic political
power of mamas! Parades will include mothers (and others) - both costumed
and on stilts - festive families of all kinds and other organizations. All
will gather to honor the promise of our children's lives, as we collectively
kick off a national postcard action aimed at Speaker of the U.S. House of
Representatives Nancy Pelosi to use her Mother Leadership in being an
advocate for the Mother of All Agendas: to Protect our Global Family by
championing the Millennium Development Goals; to Preserve our Planet by
addressing global warming; and the True Cost of War by freezing U.S.
military spending.

In 1870, Julia Ward Howe started Mother's Day to unite mothers for
peace and the wellbeing of ALL children. Her cry to action is still
relevant in 2007 - mothers realize that we live in a world that does not
prioritize or protect our children's wellbeing. This will not change
without mothers (and others) finding the courage and commitment to speak out
on behalf of not only their own children, but all the world's children. MAU
will reclaim the original meaning of Mother's Day in communities nationwide
- wresting the holiday from the hold of Hallmark - to passionately and
publicly advocate for the world's children. Everyone from shy visionaries
to exuberant shakers and movers are welcome!

Paige La Grone Babcock
National Outreach Coordinator & Community Organizer,


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