The 6th Annual Standing Up 4Life Walk in Oakland
Theme: "Life Is Precious!"
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All of our events strongly adhere to and enforce the "Nonviolent" philosophy embraced by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. If you cannot remain nonviolent, please do not attend our events.
We walk because abortion in the Black community is a form of genocide, it is the Darfur of America. We walk because abortion in Black America is the civil rights issue of our day. We walk because abortion does violence, both physically and emotionally, to men and women, to their children, and to their families.
Walk with us and help us change the perceptions of a culture that thinks aborting children is an option.
Date: Friday, January 25th, 2013
Time: 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon
Location: Oakland City Hall at One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
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There will be an "Information Faire" during the rally. For more information about displaying your information at the Information Faire click here to contact us.
Lacey Nicole Buchananis a Christian, mother, wife, daughter, aunt, sister, a student at Nashville School of Law and works at a daycare. Lacey is passionate about disability advocacy and education. On February 18th, 2011, Lacey and Chris Buchanan's lives changed forever when their son Christian Taylor Buchanan entered the world. He was born with a bilateral cleft palate and lip and almost completely blind. People have asked Lacey why she didn't choose to abort her boy. People stare at both of Lacey and Christian. People talk about both Lacey and Christian behind their back. But none of that matters because Lacey and Chris Buchanan know that their boy is beautiful just the way he is. Click here to view a great video about the Buchanan's son Christian, and the decision they made to give him life, when others were telling them to abort their son. Christian Taylor Buchanan is an amazing little boy who has God all over him and the Buchanan's want to share him with the world!
Elaine Riddick is an Black American woman who, as a 14-year-old girl in 1968, was forcibly sterilized by the Eugenics Board of North Carolina, which argued that she was "feebleminded" and "promiscuous." Prior to the sterilization (at age 13), Jessie had been kidnapped, molested, and raped. Hours after Riddick gave birth to a son in Edenton, North Carolina, on March 5th, 1968, a doctor sliced through her fallopian tubes and cauterized them. Her son, Tony Riddick, states: "The work of the Eugenics Board was not far from the thinking of Hitler." Elaine was living with her grandmother, Maggie "Miss Peaches" Woodard, when a social worker discovered her pregnancy. The illiterate Woodard signed an X on a consent form, not knowing what it was, only that if she didn't sign, Elaine would be sent to an orphanage. The Perquimans County Department of Public Welfare had earlier custody of Elaine and her 7 siblings (from their alcoholic parents), sending 5 to an orphanage, and Elaine and one of her sisters to live with Woodard. Elaine became one of the state's first sterilization victims to go public. "Nobody knows the pain and humiliation I had to go through," she says. Her pain deepened as the case dragged on. In 1983, a jury ruled in favor of the defendants. The following year, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear Riddick's appeal. In March 2003 Elaine and other victims of the Eugenics Board spoke out against the atrocities committed to the Eugenics Study Committee. As she said: "When you're a little girl, what do you want? You want to be a mommy. To find out that's been taken away from you is devastating."
Dr. Clenard Howard Childress, Jr., is a Pastor of the New Calvary Baptist Church in Montclair, New Jersey, Founder of the BlackGenocide.Org, a member of the National Pro-Life Religious Council of Washington, DC., a Board Member of The Center For Bio Ethical Reform, a member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, President of the Montclair African American Clergy Association (MAACA), author of thebook "No Shepherd's Cry," featured in World Magazine, the 700 Club hosted by CBN's Pat Roberson, has contributed commentary and editorials for Christianity Today, The Christian Post, Black Christian News, The Washington Times and the New Jersey Star Ledger, is a regular columnist on Alan Keys Renew America and is prominently featured in the definitive documentary Maafa21 DVD. Pastor Childress is joyously married to Regina Childress and has four children: Clenard, Thomas, Tonya and Tia. You can reach Dr. Childress via email by clicking here.
- Parking Suggestions:
- Dalziel Building (250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza)
- Parking Garage (entrance on 16th Street at Clay Street)
- Clay Street Garage (entrance on Clay Street between 14th and 15th Streets, behind City Hall)
- City Center Garage (entrance on 11th Street between Clay Street and Broadway)
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