Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Join Cri (and others) at Saturday's 10th Annual "Victory Over Violence" foot race
This scheduled race is a benefit for the anti-violence programs of the Women's Center of Tarrant County (which recently benefited from the "Art of Music" festival at the Axis back in December 05).
My friend and fellow comrade, Cri de Coeur aka Cridom, sent me the following information, accompanied by a call for assistance. Cri has such bravado, and it's shown in such a warm, funny, & embracing style. No wonder so many people love him..
"Join me at the VICTORY OVER VIOLENCE race at the Trinity Park Duck Pond.
Saturday April 8th, 2006
The 1K Race Begins at 8am sharp!!! (The 5K Walk/Run begins at 8:30am.)
$18 goes to the Women's Center! (Registration for children is a mere 7 bucks)
I will be racing and creating some kind of visual spectacle to Illustrate the Necessity for Men to be Publicly Involved in Denouncing and Eradicating Rape and Sexual Violence in Our City, County, Region, Planet! Let it Echo through the Minds of Men Everywhere....
The Strength of a Man Exists For Respecting Women, Children, and Life! Our Might is For Bear Hugs Not Control! Denounce Violence Against Women!
I will be racing dressed as an 'Old-Fashioned Weight Lifter Guy'. Remember those Bald Dudes in Leopard-Print Tarzan Outfits that would lift weights at the beach? Maybe you don't remember them personally, but you've seen cartoons with them! The weights I will be carrying will read:
RESPECT FOR WOMEN
RESPECT FOR CHILDREN
LOVE FOR MYSELF
LOVE FOR OTHERS
I hope to make more presence for this cause by handing out small packets of soil with a seed in them. Each packet will invite people to 'Overgrow the Systems of Oppression' by planting the seeds and giving them respect, love, consideration, and water! There will also be a statement enclosed to further the conversation about ending Rape and Sexual Violence.
PLANT A SEED TO OVERGROW THE SYSTEMS OF OPPRESSION!
How You can Help!
1. You can come to Run this weekend!
2. You can make your own sign or use something I've written and put it on a sign!
3. You can Donate Money to the Women's Shelter! http://www.womensshelter.org/givehelp.htm
4. You can Organize a Meeting about this topic at 1919! (I will come!)
5. You can pass this Message to others!
Thanks for Reading this Message, Cri Dom"
[For more info, you can reach Cri via these channels: firstname.lastname@example.org and http://www.myspace.com/cri_nobody]