Monday, July 31, 2017

Pro-life events this week

Your president, Kelsey Hazzard, here. I'm back from my family vacation, which was lovely, and a good time for self-care. I'm well-rested and ready to dive back into activism!

The Consistent Life Network will hold its 30th anniversary conference this weekend at Eastern University in Pennsylvania. The theme is "Bridging the Life/Peace Divide," and in this awful political climate, I can't think of a more rejuvenating and hopeful place to spend my weekend than among these peace-loving, reasonable, and genuinely kind advocates. I will speak at a Saturday afternoon breakout session alongside Catholic author Tony Magliano, which should provide an interesting opportunity for dialogue.

Also Saturday, Students for Life of America is organizing its second annual Pro-Life Generation Sidewalk Day. This event encourages young people to stand on the sidewalks outside abortion businesses, offering the mothers going in a last chance to change their minds and the resources they need to confidently choose life. They will hold a telephonic training tomorrow for all who are interested, but you must sign up in advance.

Finally, today is the deadline to submit your life-affirming poetry, visual art, short stories, nonfiction, and other works to Rehumanize International's Create|Encounter contest! Winners will be published in the Life Matters Journal and presented at the Life/Peace/Justice conference in October. Details here. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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