Schedule of Events

2020

 
Washington D.C.
​March 30 - April 5
Schedule of Events

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Mon, March 30

10:00am - 6:00pm

Education & Awareness Raising

U.S. Capitol West Lawn
7:00 Dinner: Tortilla Coast

Tues, March 31

10:00am - 6:00pm

Education & Awareness Raising

U.S. Capitol West Lawn
7:00 Dinner: Talay Thai

Wed, April 1

Child Abuse Prevention Month Kick-Off

10:00am - 6:00pm

Rally and Intact Educational Booths

U.S. Capitol West Lawn

7:00 Dinner: TBD

Thurs, April 2

10:00am - 6:00pm

Rally and Intact Educational Booths

U.S. Capitol West Lawn

7:00 Dinner: TBD

 

Fri, April 3

10:00am - 6:00pm

Rally and Intact Educational Booths

U.S. Capitol West Lawn

7:00 Dinner: TBD
 

Silent Survivors Stand

Approximately 30 minutes before packing up.

See Sat below for details on the SSS


Sat, April 4

10:00am - 2:00pm

Education & Awareness Raising
U.S. Capitol West Lawn

 

2:00 Select the sign/banner you will carry during the march.

Borrow a sign holder if you prefer to hold an individual sign high above your head (better for viewing from a distance). We have 7 large traveling billboards that need 2 adults each to carry.

Grab a stack of cards from the table to pass out along the march route.
 

2:30 Sharp! Large Group Photo

NO SIGNS for this photo so we can see all advocates and children

A second photo with signs will be taken during line up across the West Lawn before the march.

All extra signs/banners will be packed up immediately after the group photo.

3:00 run to restroom if needed in Botanical Gardens


3:30 March Line-up - Brief Group Photo with signs
(must be ready to go on the West Lawn 15 minutes prior to march)
March Line-Up Order

(to set the pace)
1 - Danelle Day with permits & David Wilson with his wagon will lead

2 - Children and families wearing babies, pushing strollers, pulling wagons

3 - Adults & families without babies/strollers/wagons


4:00 March

U.S. Capitol West Lawn to White House

 

Please RETURN all borrowed signs/banners to David's wagon at the White House.

If you wish to keep the sign you have, give $20 for its replacement to David Wilson, Christina Heydecke, Danelle Day, Nick Baade, Brian Brown, or Karen Glennon.


GIAW leaders will remain at the White House until dusk.
All are welcome to stay as late as you wish.
There are restaurants nearby (in both directions, approximately 3 blocks away).
Bathrooms are located in the park across from the White House (closes at 5), or at McDonalds (3 blocks to your left when facing Lafayette Park).
* Bring water and snacks for children along the march route. *

Silent Survivors Stand

White House
Approximately 30 minutes after arriving to the White House there will be a Silent Survivors Stand for those who were cut against their will and wish to join in. We currently have 10 circumstraints for the SSS, and are striving to raise funds for 3 additional. If you have a circumstraint you'd like to donate toward this purpose, or sell to GIAW for a reasonable amount, please message the GIAW FB page or email ContactSavingOurSons(at)gmail.com The SSS is a powerful performance art piece that greatly moves those looking on. There are no spoken words or movement; survivors of genital cutting each hold a circumstraint above their head, and/or in front of their chest, dressed casually in normal attire, for a moment of silence in deep honor and authentic recognition. The Silent Survivors Stand began in 2011 when our beloved friend and fellow advocate, Van Lewis, left this earth, and his wife, Mary Alda, donated his educational circumstraint to Saving Our Sons. We have made attempts to add used circumstraints to the SSS in the years since, so that more survivors may participate during public events.

 

8:00 Dinner TBD
Saturday's dinner time and location is dependent on the march outcome and our time at the White House, and is therefore not determined until a post-march time. This announcement will be updated via Facebook, or you can message the GIAW Page.

 

Sun, April 5

10:00am - 6:00pm

Education & Awareness Raising

U.S. Capitol West Lawn


GA Traveling Clothesline Event
3:00-6:00pm U.S. Capitol West Wall
Over 100 newborn baby onesies will be hung on the clothesline, starting at 2pm,

and stretch across the U.S. Capitol West Wall to represent the 100+ babies

who lose their lives to genital cutting each year.
This is a powerful and impacting display that draws the attention of all passerbys.

Children and parents are welcome to bring a onesie to decorate at the educational booths.

To include your onesie on the GA Clothesline,

or to donate toward this impacting event, send to:

Saving Our Sons
PO Box 1302
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Onesies must be received no later than Sat, March 28, to be included at GIAW this year.

Silent Survivors Stand

Approximately 30 minutes before packing up.

See Sat above for details on the SSS

7:00 Dinner TBD

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Genital Integrity Awareness Week Facebook Page:
FB.com/GenitalIntegrityAwarenessWeek

If you are physically in DC this GIAW, please connect with Danelle Day, Christina Heydecke, or David Wilson for on-the-ground updates.

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