March For Life 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011 in Washington, DC
Here’s my attempt at a comprehensive schedule of events:
Saturday, January 22: Washington, DC
5:30pm ET: Life Prizes celebration at the Ritz-Carlton. Dr. Alveda King of Priests for Life and Marie Smith of Gospel of Life Ministries will both receive awards. Click here to read the press release.
Sunday, January 23: Washington, DC
3:30-5:30pm ET: Book signing at the bookstore of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with Fr. Frank and Priests for Life full-time associates Theresa and Kevin Burke of Rachel’s Vineyard.
9am-9pm ET: Students for Life Conference, Bethesda, MD. Priests for Life will have an information table at this conference.
6:30pm ET: Pro-Life Mass in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine
Monday, January 24: Washington, DC
8am-10:15am ET: The nation’s premier pro-life service on Capitol Hill, The National Memorial for the Pre-Born and their Mothers and Fathers. Fr. Frank to deliver the homily. We are confirming the exact location in one of our Federal buildings, and will provide that detail shortly.
12pm-1:30pm ET: March for Life Rally at the National Mall at 4th Street NW.
1:30pm ET: March for Life. Fr. Frank, Janet Morana and Georgette Forney will March with men and women of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign at the front of the crowd.
3pm ET: Gathering of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign at the steps of the Supreme Court. Come to support and listen to the men and women who have lost children to abortion. Fr. Frank and Dr. Alveda King will address the crowd, followed by testimonies. Please come to support the men and women of the Campaign. Spread the testimonies!
6pm ET: March for Life Rose dinner. Fr. Frank and other Priests for Life staff will be in attendance.
Visit the Priests for Life booth at the March for Life Exhibit Hall: Located on the lower level of the Hyatt Regency hotel. The hours of operation are 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, January 22; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 23, 2011; 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and approximately 3:00 PM (following the March) until 6:00 PM on Monday, January 24.
Rose Dinner: The Rose Dinner will be held on the evening of January 24, 2011, the same day as the March for Life. Our keynote speaker is Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-6). The social hour will begin at 6:00 PM and dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. You can click on the Rose Dinner button in the upper left corner of the home page and follow the links to purchase tickets on line.
March for Life Convention: Information will be posted as it becomes available.
March for Life Exhibit Hall: The Exhibit Hall will be located on the lower level of the Hyatt Regency hotel. The hours of operation are 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, January 22, 2011; 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 23, 2011; and from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM and approximately 3:00 PM (following the March) until 6:00 PM on Monday, January 24, 2011.
March for Life Mini-Rally at the White House: We will have a gathering in Lafayette Park, across the street from the White House, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM on January 23, 2011, the day before the March for Life. An agenda will be posted on our website as soon as it is finalized.
March for Life Rally-January 24, 2011: The location this year is the National Mall at 4th Street NW. The rally will begin at 12:00 PM and continue until about 1:30 PM, followed immediately by the March. Please dispose of your trash properly. Use the receptacles on the mall. If you can’t find a receptacle, or if the receptacles are full, please take your trash with you – do not leave it on top of, or on the ground next to, a full trash can. Do not leave trash anywhere on the mall where someone else will have to pick it up. March for Life-January 24, 2011: The March will begin immediately after the rally and follow its customary route up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill. If you are returning to the Hyatt Regency or Union Station upon completion of the March, please continue past the Supreme Court building, turn left on East Capitol Street and left again on 2nd Street. That will allow you to proceed to your destination without going against the flow of marchers who are still arriving at the Supreme Court. Please do not leave your signs, or trash of any kind, on the streets or anywhere along the route of the March. Take it with you to your destination and dispose of it properly.
National Prayer Vigil on Sunday, January 23, 2011: Go to http://www.usccb.org.
Youth Rally and Mass for Life on Monday, January 24, 2011: Go to http://www.adw.org.
Pro-life internet activists will gather at Family Research Council headquarters on January 24th, 2011 for ProLifeCon, the premier conference for the online pro-life community. The event will be webcast live, and will feature experts and legislators to inform you about the cutting edge of the pro-life movement and give you ways to make a difference on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the rest of the online world. Register today, and stay tuned for more information.
Confirmed Speakers Include
* Jill Stanek, JillStanek.com
* Lila Rose, LiveAction
* Abby Johnson, AbbyJohnson.org
* Jeanne Monahan, Family Research Council
* David Bereit, 40 Days for Life
* Ryan Scott Bomberger, The Radiance Foundation
* Terrence McKeegan, C-FAM
* More to come…
Family Research Council
801 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Join us to make history! Participate in the world’s LARGEST pro-life youth rally in our nation’s capitol featuring award-winning Christian Rock Band, Barlow Girl!
Come to this FREE rally to hear Barlow Girl and national leaders like Eduardo Verastegui, actor and star of the award-winning movie, Bella; Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King; Abby Johnson, former Director of Planned Parenthood; David Bereit, 40 Days for Life; Kristan Hawkins, Students for Life of America; Erik Whittington, Rock For Life; Lila Rose, Live Action, and Ryan Bomberger, Radiance Foundation.
Any pro-lifer can register for this FREE event. The National Pro-Life Youth Rally will take place after the annual pro-life March in Washington, D.C. on Monday, January 24, 2011. Shows will be from 2:00 to 3:20pm and 3:30 to 5:00pm.
Please note, space will be limited at the Rally. If you aren’t pre-registered, plan to get there a few minutes early. Download the spreadsheet on the right in order to make your registration go faster at the event!
Free Action Kits stuffed with pro-life literature, music download cards, and action materials will be be provided at the Rally to the first 5,000 participants.
Pre-Registration for the Rally is now closed. However, you can still register the day of the event! To speed up your registration at the Rally, download our spreadsheet, fill it out, and bring it with you! Download it here!
January 24, 2011
NOTE: Tickets are required for entrance to both events and all tickets have now been reserved. If you would like to register for Mass at an overflow location, please visit: http://massforlifeoverflow.eventbrite.com.
For the 15th year, the Archdiocese of Washington will host the Youth Rally and Mass for Life on Monday, January 24, 2011. Due to the overwhelming success of this event in the past years, we are very pleased to announce a second Youth Rally and Mass for Life which will allow an additional 10,000 youth to attend!
Bishops/priests/deacons: please click here to register online.
Location and Transportation:
Verizon Center 601 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004
(Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station)
DC Armory 2001 E Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003 (Stadium Armory Metro Station)
Bus Transportation Drop-off is at front entrance of both locations. Pick-up is in the Capitol Hill area after March for Life.
Doors open at DC Armory
Doors open at Verizon Center
Rally featuring popular Catholic recording artists:
Verizon Center: Steve Angrisano, Ike Ndolo and Maddie Curtis
DC Armory: Bob Rice and Sarah Hart
8:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. Confessions
9:30 a.m. Rosary
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Mass at the Verizon Center celebrated by His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl with bishops and priests from around the nation
Mass at DC Armory celebrated by His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo with bishops and priests from around the nation
New This Year!
Purchase Youth Rally and Mass for Life gear! Check out our store at http://www.youthrallystore.com or download order forms.
Admission is free but tickets are required for entrance at both locations.
At this time, all tickets have now been reserved. If you would like to register for Mass at an overflow location, please visit: http://massforlifeoverflow.eventbrite.com.
Map of the overflow locations.
Please allow extra time for security. Small backpacks, signs and banners are allowed inside, but poles and larger signs must be stored in a lobby area. The program will end in time to allow participation in the March for Life.
WASHINGTON, DC [OCA] — His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, will once again lead Orthodox Christian faithful at the annual March for Life here on Monday, January 24, 2011.
Joining Metropolitan Jonah will be His Grace, Bishop Tikhon of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania; His Grace, Bishop Michael of New York and New Jersey; His Grace, Bishop Melchisedek of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania; Archimandrite Matthias, Bishop-Elect of Chicago and the Midwest; students from Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA and Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Crestwood, NY; and hundreds of Orthodox Christian clergy and faithful from through the region and beyond.
On the morning of the March, Metropolitan Jonah will preside at the celebration of the Divine Liturgy at the cathedral at 8:00 a.m. Thereafter, marchers are asked to gather by 12:30 p.m. under the “Orthodox Christians for Life” banner to the left of the stage at the Ellipse, between the Washington Monument and the national Mall. Metropolitan Jonah will be one of several speakers to address the public at the pre-March program. Archpriest John Kowalczyk, a pro-life activist involved in the March for Life for over 25 years, will deliver the final benediction at the formal program prior to the March.
At the conclusion of the March, Metropolitan Jonah and the hierarchs will offer prayers for the victims of abortion.
On Sunday, January 23, the eve of the March, the faithful are invited to join Metropolitan Jonah for Vespers at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, 3500 Massachusetts Ave. NW, at 6:00 p.m. A reception will follow.
Following the March, Metropolitan Jonah will attend the annual Rose Dinner at DC’s Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Additional details and general information on the March may be found at http://www.marchforlife.org.
On January 24, an enormous mass of pro-lifers will flood the streets of Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual March for Life to commemorate the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Out of the thousands of schools, churches, and organizations that will be represented, “Keep Infants with Down Syndrome” (KIDS) may be the only group at the march representing unborn babies who are literally sought out to be aborted.
Prenatal testing is routinely used to target unborn babies who have Down syndrome for abortion. After learning about their unborn baby’s diagnosis, only a small percentage of mothers bring their baby to birth. According to the best estimates, an astounding 90% of these babies are aborted!
KIDS is comprised of families who have a child with Down syndrome. We will meet prior to the March for Life, from 11:00 a.m. to noon, at the offices of the National Right to Life Committee (512 10th Street, NW). NRLC will again provide sandwiches and refreshments for KIDS families and friends. We will then walk together to the March, which begins only a few blocks away.
This annual event gives families of children with Down syndrome a chance to gather and represent their children and all unborn babies with Down syndrome in the march. This year, it will be a privilege to be interviewed by the Catholic cable channel EWTN!
KIDS was founded by Leticia Velasquez and me, both mothers of daughters with Down syndrome. We thought there ought to be a group representing babies with Down syndrome at the March for Life. So in 2009, KIDS met for the first time at NRLC prior to the march. We had about 40 people, and even collected a few more along the route of the march.
Afterward, several families met with Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in her office at the Capitol. She represents the 5th District of the State of Washington and has a 4-year-old son with Down syndrome. Last year, we were honored to have Rep. McMorris Rodgers and her son, Cole, join us at our event.
By holding this event and walking together as a group, we hope to raise awareness about the tragic abortion rate, challenge the misinformation about Down syndrome that often leads mothers to abort their babies, and proclaim the joy our children bring to their families and communities.
So if you are a family member or friend of someone with Down syndrome, please walk with us in March for Life! If you plan on joining KIDS at NRLC, it would helpful to contact Eileen at firstname.lastname@example.org or Leticia at email@example.com to let us know.
If you need to contact us the day of the march, you may call Leticia at 860-336-1835.
TEEN DEFENDERS PRESENTS:
THE INTERNATIONAL YOUTH WALK FOR LIFE
For 38 years, the abortion holocaust has gone unchecked in America. Abortion has taken the lives of over 50 MILLION innocent children since one of the greatest charades in American political history, Roe v. Wade, in which abortion was made legal in 1973.
On January 24, 2011, we will stand together as young people from across the world and say, “NO MORE!” to the atrocities committed every single day.
We will rally together in Washington D.C. at the Washington Monument at 10:00am for music and fellowship, hear from some of the leading Pro-Life speakers in the world today, and then we will march to the National Mall at 11:00am to arrive just in time to join the National March For Life at 11:30am.
We hope you will join us at the very first International Youth Walk For Life.
As a very special gift to the first 1,000 people who arrive for the rally, we will give away these Teen Defenders bracelets to show your participation in this revolutionary event. Be sure to arrive early to claim yours!
Key Note Speaker Lia Mills
U.S. Rep. Steve King, (R) Iowa
Saturday, January 22:
Mass for Life:
When: 6:30 PM • January 22, 2011
Where: Dalghren Chapel of the Sacred Heart, Georgetown University
Main Celebrant and Homilist: His Eminence, Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago
Join other March for Life pilgrims, conference attendees and members of the Georgetown community the night before the 12th Annual Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life at Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart.
Luau for Life:
Relax and Get to know Pro-Life Students from Across the Nation!
Join us in Georgetown University’s Copley Formal Lounge from 8:00 PM till 10:00 PM on Saturday, January 22 for a night of food and fun to benefit the Northwest Pregnancy Center! Registration will be available soon through our online system.
Sunday, January 23:
[Conference schedule and participants at link]
[Keynote Address by Lila Rose]
[Kathryn Jean Lopez is a participant]
National Prayer Vigil for Life:
Location: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
See link for Sunday/Monday schedule.
Saturday, January 22:
Prayer and Outreach at Planned Parenthood by Rock For Life:
9 – 10:30 am
1108 16th NW Washington, DC
See link for schedule and participant list.
Participants include: Abby Johnson, Bobby Schindler, Alveda King, Bryan Kemper, Scott Klusendorf
North Bethesda Marriott
5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD 20852
8am-10:00am ET: Fr. Frank will deliver the homily at the nation’s premier pro-life service on Capitol Hill, The National Clergy Conference for the Pre-Born and their Mothers and Fathers.
It will start promptly at 8am and will take place in room HVC 201, in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center (CVC). Please arrive early enough to go through security. Security is tight and the line will get long, so arrive early. For information on what you can and cannot bring into the building click here. Signs are not allowed in the building. Members of the public should enter through the main entrance to the CVC located near East Capitol Street and 1st St NE/SE. Once inside, proceed down the stairs, escalators, or elevators one level. Approach the Appointments Desk and tell them you’re going to the Health Caucus event in HVC 201. They will then direct you through the heavy, metal doors to your right. When you are asked what event you are going to be sure to say “The National Clergy Conference for the Pre-Born and their Mothers and Fathers.”
Monday: Democrats For Life of America: Roundtable Event:
Please come to DC for the March and join DFLA for a roundtable discussion to develop our 2011 strategy. We welcome your ideas and suggestions. Refreshments will be served.
DATE: January 24, 2011
TIME: 10am to 12pm
LOCATION: Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20024 (One block from the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station.)
If you would like to pre-pay for the event or if you would like to just make a contribution, please complete this form.
these remaining events were taken from:
this “Comprehensive 2011 March for Life Schedule” from Students For Life of America
Saturday, Kick Carhart Out of Maryland:
Rally Against Late Term Abortions
Neelsville Presbyterian Church
20701 Frederick Road, Germantown, MD 20876
Saturday: Rock for Life Concert
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
224 West Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740
Outside Germantown Reproductive Services, 13233 Executive Park Terrace, Germantown, MD 20874
Sunday evening: Showing of 2nd Edition of Maafa 21
Capitol Visitors Center at the US Capitol, Washington, DC. This is the second edition you will not want to miss this viewing! Contact: Pastor Steven Broden (214-394-0098).
Monday: Worship Service and Press Conference at the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church
1518 M Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
Contact: Pastor Luck J. Robinson/Sister Rene Joseph (301-524-2141; 301-524-2997)
Immanuel Lutheran Church
1801 Russell Rd. Alexandria, VA 22301
St. Aloysius Church 19 I (“Eye”) St NW, Washington, DC 20001
1:00pm Rally to follow on the Mall with address by Serrin Foster from Feminists for Life
3rd Street, The National Mall Washington, DC
Contact: Lindsey Douthit at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Planned Parenthood, 1108 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036