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March for Life 2008 conference and activities schedule

.- There are several interesting and informative activities taking place before, during and after the annual March for Life in Washington D.C.  This schedule, complied by Life Site News, has information for those looking to attend.

Saturday, January 19

4:00 p.m.   Rock for Life's Training & Activism Weekend 2008 begins.

See http://www.rockforlife.org/article.php?id=10253 for more details.

Sunday, January 20

7:30 a.m. - 9:45 p.m.    Students for Life of America Conference

To be held at the Pryzbyla Center, Catholic University of America. See http://www.studentsforlife.org/index.php/conferences for more details.

10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.    Rock for Life Training & Activism Weekend

See http://www.rockforlife.org/article.php?id=10253 for more details.

7 p.m. - 10 p.m.    March for Life Convention Session I*

The Hyatt Regency, D.C.

See http://www.marchforlife.org for more details.

Monday, January 21

8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Cardinal O'Connor Conference

See https://www12.georgetown.edu/students/organizations/life/conference/ for more details. Speakers include Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of Knights of Columbus, Helen Alvare esq., of Catholic University of America, and others. The Conference officially begins on Sunday January 20, with Mass at 7:00 p.m. and a Luau for Life to follow.

9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Rock for Life Training & Activism Weekend

See http://www.rockforlife.org/article.php?id=10253 for more details.

7 p.m.    Huge National Prayer Vigil for Life at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Begins with Mass attended by thousands of pro-lifers and several hundred clergy and religious.

Following the Mass there will be prayers throughout the night until morning for those able to participate.  http://www.catholiccommunications.org/prolife/anniversary/2008vigil.shtml

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.    March for Life Convention Sessions II + III*

The Hyatt Regency, D.C.  See http://www.marchforlife.org for more details.

Tuesday, January 22

8:45 a.m. - 11a.m.    Rally for Life and Youth Mass 2008

The Archdiocese of Washington is hosting a Rally for Life and Youth Mass on Tuesday, January 22, 8:45 am -11:30 am at the Verizon Center (former MCI Center), 601 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

See http://www.adw.org/news/default.asp?id=507&EventType=0&TimeFrame= for more details.

8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    Rock for Life Training & Activism Weekend

See http://www.rockforlife.org/article.php?id=10253 for more details.

9:00 a.m.    Lutherans for Life

Worship service at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Virginia.
See http://www.lutheransforlife.org/march_for_life.htm for more details.

12 p.m.    March for Life on Capitol Hill

4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.    Silent No More

Sharing of testimonies on the steps of the Supreme Court.
See http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/events/ for more details.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.    International Culture of Life - Champions for Family Award Reception honoring Congressman Todd Tiahrt

Phoenix Park Hotel (above the Dubliner), 520 North Capitol Street, N.W.

Other Special Guests: White House Commissioner Vellie Dietrich-Hall, President’s Council for Asian Americans, His Excellency, Willy Gaa, Embassy of the Philippines, Congressman Trent Franks, Co-Chair Human Rights Caucus, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, Member Foreign Affairs Committee, Mrs. Maureen Flynn, International Prayer & Fasting Coalition, Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life, Al Santoli, Asian American Initiative, Bobby Schindler, Terri Schindler Schaivo Foundation, Mr. Michael Schwartz, Chief-of-Staff for Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D., Dr. Jack Willke, Life Issues Institute, Wendy Wright, Concerned Women for America
http://www.filipinofamilyfund.org/eventjan22reception.html

5:00 p.m.    Lutherans for Life

Casual dinner and fellowship at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
See http://www.lutheransforlife.org/march_for_life.htm for more details.

6:00 p.m.    Rose Dinner

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Aveue, NW, Washington D.C.

6:00 p.m. Foyer, Social Hour - Pick up Tickets (order forms for tickets available on website at http://www.marchforlife.org)

7:00 p.m. Opening prayer - Dinner Served

* The March for Life convention costs $50 for all three sessions, or $25 for each session.
 
Students are admitted for free if accompanied by an adult sponsor.


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