Saturday, January 3, 2009

Washington March for Life 2009 Conference and Activities Schedule

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
Georgetown University
for more information and to register: http://www.cardinaloconnorconference.com/

9 a.m.
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.
http://www.rockforlife.org/taw/

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.

7 p.m.
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.
http://www.adw.org/news/default.asp?id=507&EventType=0&a...

7:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Blogs4Life Conference 2009
Family Research Council Headquarters|
801 G Street NW
Tel: 202/393-2100
Welcome and introduction by Jill Stanek
Afternoon session at 1st and Constitution from noon until 4:00 pm.
http://www.blogs4life.com/

8:00 am
Lutherans for Life worship service
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1801 Russell Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22301
http://www.lutheransforlife.org/march_for_life.htm

8:15 a.m.
Interdenominational prayer service led by Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
location TBA
http://www.priestsforlife.org/roe/index.htm

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.

4 p.m.
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.
http://www.culture-of-life.org/
http://filipinofamilyfund.org/championsevent.html

6 p.m.
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

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