Washington March for Life 2009 Conference and Activities Schedule
Compiled by Kathleen Gilbert
WASHINGTON, D.C., December 23, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - To help pro-life pilgrims plan a schedule surrounding the enormous March for Life quickly approaching next month, LifeSiteNews.com has compiled a list of the various pro-life events that will take place in and around Washington D.C.
Wednesday, January 21
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cardinal O'Connor Conference
for more information and to register: http://www.cardinaloconnorconference.com/
Rock for Life Training & Activism Week Personhood Conference kick-off memorial walk
Planned Parenthood clinic on 16th St. in Washington
The walk will travel from Planned Parenthood, to the White House at 10:15 a.m., ending at the Supreme Court at 11:30 a.m.
For more information: http://www.rockforlife.org/taw/
go to http://www.rockforlife.org/taw/ to register for the Training & Activism Week and reserve a room at the hotel.
1 - 5 p.m.
Rock for Life pro-life workshops
the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel
415 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
The workshops will include an international panel to address the status of the global pro-life movement, a session on pro-life blogging hosted by pro-life activist and blogger Jill Stanek. Live music will be provided at a praise & worship rally and Rock for Life Concert in the hotel starting at 7 p.m.
2 - 5 p.m.
March for Life Convention 2009
Hyatt-Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
See http://www.marchforlife.org/content/view/18/32/ for more details.
National Prayer Vigil for Life 2009
Basilica of the National Shrine
go to http://www.usccb.org/prolife/prayervigil/schedule.shtml for the all-night activity schedule.
Thursday, January 22
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Rally for Life and Youth Mass 2009
Verizon Center (formerly the MCI Center), 601 F Street, NW, Washington, DC.
7:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Blogs4Life Conference 2009
Family Research Council Headquarters|
801 G Street NW
Welcome and introduction by Jill Stanek
Afternoon session at 1st and Constitution from noon until 4:00 pm.
Lutherans for Life worship service
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1801 Russell Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22301
Interdenominational prayer service led by Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
March for Life
Washington, D.C. National Mall
see http://www.marchforlife.org/content/view/30/40/ for details and route map.
Silent No More
Post-abortive women share their stories on the steps of the Supreme Court.
See http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/events/ to register to speak.
4:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. (doors open at 3:45 p.m.)
International Culture of Life "Champions for Family" Award Reception, honoring the Hon. Joseph Pitts (R-PA), Rene Bullecer, M.D. and Rev. Jerome Magat.
Phoenix Park Hotel (above the Dubliner)
520 North Capitol Street, N.W.
Special guests include White House Commissioner Vellie Dietrich-Hall, President's Council for Asian Americans; His Excellency, Willy Gaa, Embassy of the Philippines; Congressman Chris Smith and Mrs. Marie Smith; Congressman Todd Tiahrt and Mrs. Vicki Tiahrt; Congressman Trent Franks, Co-Chair Human Rights Caucus; Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, Member Foreign Affairs Committee; Ms. Jennifer Kimball, Exec. Director, Culture of Life Foundation; Ms. Deidre McQuade, Secretariat, Prolife Activities, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; Mrs. Eileen Macapanas Cosby, Filipino Family Fund; Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life; Mr. Al Santoli, Asian American Initiative; Mr. Bobby Schindler, Terri Schindler Schaivo Foundation; Mr. Michael Schwartz, Chief-of-Staff for Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D.; Ms. Wendy Wright, Concerned Women for America.
March for Life Rose Dinner
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
6:00 PM Foyer - Social Hour
7:00 PM Opening Prayer - Dinner
go to http://www.marchforlife.org/content/view/19/34/ for more details as they arrive.
Friday, January 23
8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m.
American Life League's Personhood Conference
The Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel
415 New Jersey Ave., N.W.
Catholic Mass - 7:30 a.m.
Free breakfast and Pro-Life Blog Awards - 8 a.m.
Featured Workshops - 8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Lunch break 12:10 - 1:30 p.m.)
Speakers will address personhood as civil rights' last frontier, personhood legal initiatives, and media and technology in the pro-life movement.
Speakers include Lila Rose, cofounder of Live Action Films; Judie Brown, president and cofounder of American Life League; Alan Keyes; Kristi Burton, founder of Colorado for Equal Rights; David Bereit, national campaign director of 40 Days for Life; and Dr. Theresa Deisher, founder of AVM Biotechnology.
go to http://www.rockforlife.org/taw/ to register and reserve a room at the hotel.
Saturday, January 24
9 a.m. - 9:20 p.m. (Check-in begins at 8 a.m.)
Students for Life of America Annual Conference
Pryzbyla Center, Catholic University of America
for more information and to register: http://www.studentsforlife.org/index.php/conferences