Monday, September 19, 2005
A Call to Meetup for the 9/24 DC March!!
I took yesterday off from blogging. I was in nearly a full-day's Red Cross volunteer course. But NOW
I am a certified Community Disaster Educator!! Whee!! Next step is Disaster Action Team training. Those will be longer courses and there are four of them, but I'm going to get them done so that I'm qualified to respond to single-family and mass disasters. So there you go.
That's not why I'm posting this here today, however. As many of you who blog progressively know, there is a BIG anti-Iraq war protest in Washington DC this weekend. The de-facto source for protest information seems to be found here - United for Peace
. There is a blogger's contingent attending this. So far I am in contact with bloggers from Daily Kos
, Booman Tribune
, and ePluribus Media
. We have an actual agenda starting on Friday, September 23rd.Friday, September 23rd
Saturday, September 24th
- Meet at Capitol City Brewery for happy hour. 4pm-7pm.
- 1100 New York Ave., NW Washington, DC.
- Nearest Metro stop is Metro Center.
- Appetizers are 1/2 price during happy hour.
Assemble for Rally and March
- Holiday Inn Downton. 9am.
- 1155 14th Street NW Washington, DC.
- Nearest Metro Stop is McPherson Square.
The plan is to assemble at 11am; join the rally at 11:30am; start to march at 12:30pm.
- Washington Ellipse Visitor's Pavillion.
- Click here for a map.
- Assemble at 11am.
- Look for an orange flag to find the blogger's group.
- Nearest Metro stop is Federal Triangle.
A few notes that have come to my attention. First, you can check out the DC area's availability of bus and Metro but going to WMATA's website. All you need is your starting address and ending address and it will show you bus, rail, and bus & rail routes to get where you need to go.
People have asked about signage. Bartcop.com has suggested posters for download. Many users have suggested that you save the signage file you want to a disk and take it to Kinko's, who will print it in a variety of larger sizes. YOU CANNOT BRING POLES OR STAKES. These are no-no's in a protest as they can be used as weapons. The suggestion has been made that the best thing to which you can fasten a sign is a wrapping paper tube. My suggestion? Bring a backpack, your signage, some duct tape and some wrapping paper tubes and a Sharpie so you're ready to go.
See you there. I'm bringing the flag so I'll be easy to find.
posted by RenaRF at 4:26 PM