Friday, April 20, 2007

Celebrate Earth Day Weekend with MAU.

Heya! Nashville’s Mothers Acting Up community is on the grow. Come build community, join in the fun, and get in on the ACTION. We are a welcoming community and a part of the larger national mother-led, mother-fed movement of mothers and others advocating passionately & publicly for the world’s children. If you haven’t yet done so, sign up on the website to receive monthly collective actions and be assured of all the latest news from local and national community organizers.

In this issue of the haps:

1) Friday 4/20 10-Noon: Mobilizing the Mamas Playgroup @ Centennial Park Playground

2) Friday 4/20 6-8 PM: Bring the Family Potluck Social & Salon CLIMATE PROJECT SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION!!

3) Saturday 4/21 11-7 PM Nashville Earth Day Festival @ Centennial Park

Mobilizing the Mamas: Come one, come all.

Playgroup for mothers (and others) and their children.

Friday 4/20 (and every Friday!!) -- Centennial Park Playground, 10-Noon.

Bring outdoor play things (parachutes, bubbles, play silks, sidewalk chalk), blankets if you please, snacks to share.

Bring books or articles of interest to our growing mother activist community, as well as questions, comments and friends.

Build community, make new friends, hang with old ones.

From this point forward, we’ll be focused on actions well integrated into our playgroup time, as well as planning for the Mother’s Day Peace Parade. During the month of April, we will join with our sisters in action at MomsRising and decorate onesies as part of the Mother’s Day geared Power of ONEsie campaign. From MomsRising:

DECORATE A ONEsie & MAIL IT TO US: Make it personal! Over the next several months we'll be collecting ONEsies to display around the country. Simply get a new or used baby onesie (or a small kids t-shirt) and make it your own by decorating it with fabric paint, markers, or even rhinestones. Joan says, "I had fun doing a couple of ONEsies with my young daughter... and I was struck by what she wrote on hers, 'Love, love, love and more love.' She understands." You can add catchy slogans, hold a ONEsie decorating party, and/or have kids help with the project. *Mail Your Creation by May 1, 2007 to Be Part of a Fabulous Mother's Day Extravaganza: MomsRising, P.O. Box 19596, Seattle, WA 98109. (In case you forget the mailing address and other details, we set up a website for your easy reference:

We’ll have paint and some new onesies, but bring some to recycle as well!!

*** On inclement weather days we’ll gather at the downtown public library on the second floor in the children’s area.

Bring the Family Potluck Social & Salon

Friday, April 20, 2007

Bring the Family Potluck Social and Salon

Mothers Acting Up has a potluck, the third Friday of each month, at the Friends' Meeting House, 530 26th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209 (map).

April 20: We'll gather to sup, laugh, discuss Mother's Day parade planning, and build community. In celebration of Earth Day, (East Nashville’s own) Jacob Gordon, a recent graduate of Al Gore’s Climate Project, will give a slide show and talk about global warming and what we can do as citizens to address it!

Nashville's Mothers Acting Up community celebrates all families and all children. We heartily welcome you to join with us in fellowship. Bring the family! Bring friends. Our gatherings are always nursing friendly and open to ALL kinds of families: old, young, rich, poor; hip, hippies and anti-hipsters all; GLTB friendly; all colors, faiths and orientations; all styles of parenting from mainstream to super crunchy.

Please bring a dish to share. Drinks will be provided. In the spirit of community work together and of being kind to the earth, we'll use real dishes and wash them afterward.

Mothers Acting Up is a mother-led, mother-fed movement of mothers (and others) passionately and publicly advocating for the world's children.

Here are links to MAU's national website and blog, and to Nashville MAU's blog. For further information, contact Paige La Grone Babcock,, Nashville office 615.750.3780, Mobile mama 615.495.1879.

Nashville MAU at Nashville’s Earth Day Festival

Saturday 4/21 11-7 PM; Centennial Park!

Our booth host an activity for children and other lovers of crafty fun, recycling treasures into hats to be worn as sun protection and decoration at the upcoming 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Peace Parade (hosted by MAU at Dragon Park, Sun. May 13 12:30-3:30 PM).

Come on out and enjoy what promises to be a most enjoyable time!!

Nashville MAU welcomes all kinds of families into its ample bosom.

Come join the magnificent revolution to honor the promise of our children’s lives!!

In spirited partnership,

Paige for Nashville MAU

National Outreach Coordinator & Community Organizer

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