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Date:
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Time:
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Eric Schiller
Email:
Location Details:
All along the Embarcadero north of Market Street

What: An exhibition of performing arts in conjunction with the BACORR protest against the anti-choice and anti-marriage march along the Embarcadero from Justin Herman Plaza to Marina Green. Artists will perform on the theme of oppression of women or the attempts by religious organizations to impose their “values” on our laws, especially on abortion and same-sex marriage.

Who: acoustic musicians, poets, comics, clowns, mimes, performance artists, painters, rappers, actors, sculptors and anyone who wishes to artistically express their support for equal rights for all.

Where: The sidewalks along Embarcadero from Justin Hermann Plaza to Marina Green.

When: Saturday, January 24 from 10 am onward

What you have to do: just let us know you are showing up. If the turnout is going to be huge, we’ll suggest a place for each performance, but for now it is first-come, first shown. The anti-choice march is expected to involve 15,000 people, along a long route. We suggest that artists bring cards with information about themselves and their websites, with something commemorating this historic protest. Give them away and you might find a new audience!

When the Catholic Church sends their Crusade to San Francisco to try to eliminate a woman’s right to choose and our freedom to marry the partner of our choice we are going to greet them with an outburst of creativity! Instead of insults, we will hurl artistic performances at them. We will captivate the spectators and tourists, and, of course, the media, so the message of equal rights will dominate the day.

It is easy to find things to parody or expose, from burning people at the stake, to the Crusades, the Inquisition, Sex Scandals, and 100,000 hypocrisies. This is a great chance to show yourself to and audience that will include major national media. And we want everyone looking at you, not the marchers. Carpe Diem!
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jan 18, 2009 6:34PM
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