March On Washington For Gun Control January 26, 2013

I know many of you already know about this, but there’s going to be  march in DC to demonstrate in favor of sensible gun control reforms. The march is happening January 26, 2013 at 10am, starting at the Capitol Reflecting Pool.

For more logistics information, visit the March On Washington For Gun Control website.

I don’t know if I am going to attend. I want to, because I want to be part of seeing the appetite for change turned into action, but I’d have to take the baby with me so…yeah. It’s all dependent on the weather.  Regardless of my attendance, I’ll be making a donation to support the event.

I’m so freaking excited about this march. The organizers are Molly Smith and Suzanne Blue Star Boy. Who are they? Well, they are ghosts from my past. Back in the mid-90’s I worked for an outreach theatre that was part of the legendary Area Stage theatre here in DC. At that time, Molly came on board as the Artistic Director of Arena. She had previously been artistic Director of Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska, which she had founded. I had the opportunity to meet her and hear her speak and I knew that she was a force to be reckoned with. Suzanne is her partner; I believe I met her to shake her hand when I was invited to a dinner at their apartment. Anyway, the motto of the outreach company I worked at was “If You Can Dream It, It Can Be” and the mission was about empowering kids through art. This? This march? This is about dreaming hope into action. It is being organized by artists and theatre people. The soul of this event is people who know how to turn dreams into reality. I felt a frisson of recognition and optimism when I saw the names an resumes of key organizers of this event. I have always thought art could change the world and I want to scream “Hell yeah!” to all the artists trying to change it right now.

I don’t know yet what the results of this event will be but I am excited to see what happens I hope some of you will get involved as well!



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