Training and Activism Week 2009

Rock for Life’s Ninth Annual Training and Activism Week

Theme: “Personhood Now”

Rock for Life is now accepting registrations for the 2009 Training and Activism Week and Personhood Conference. This year’s event takes place January 21-23 and includes:

* Marching with hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers at the 36th annual March for Life

* Meeting and networking with young pro-lifers from all over the country

* Training given by experienced, successful veteran pro-lifers

* Possible meeting with your member of Congress or his or her staff

* Hitting the streets of D.C. to spread the pro-life message

* Praying at Planned Parenthood

* Music, praise and worship

* Special-event hoodie

Where will you be? What will you do?

All events take place in or near this location:

The Liaison Capitol Hill

415 New Jersey Ave., N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20001

Most events are free and open to the public. Donations will be requested at the door to cover costs for the pizza party and concert.

Need a place to stay in Washington, D.C.? We have reserved rooms just for you! BUT HURRY! Rooms are filling up fast.

The cost to stay with us at the Liaison Hotel is only $50 per night per person (two- or three-night stay). Too good to be true? Not really! We assign four persons to a room, to keep the costs down. (Please note: Rooms at the Liaison Hotel are no longer available at the special TAW09 rate as of Saturday night, so plan and make reservations at your own risk if you wish to stay beyond Friday night.)

For a non-refundable deposit of only $50, we can reserve a spot just for you at the Liaison. To register and reserve your spot, click here to download the registration form.  For more information, e-mail us at

Tentative schedule

(Please note: Events are subject to change. To stay up to date on all TAW09 happenings, subscribe to RFL’s e-newsletter at

Wednesday, January 21

Morning activities:

Morning prayer, worship, pro-life visibility and memorial walk to and from the following locations:

o 9 a.m. – Planned Parenthood on 16th St. in Washington, D.C.

o 10:15 a.m. – White House

o 11:30 a.m. – U.S. Supreme Court

Afternoon activities:

(Afternoon sessions begin at 1:00 p.m.)

Rock for Life training session – with Phil Eddy, director of Rock for Life’s Chapter and Street Team programs; and Marie Hahnenberg, researcher for American Life League and director of ALL’s Map Room

International Pro-Life Panel

Pro-life blogging – with Jill Stanek, renowned pro-life activist/blogger and former registered nurse

Evening activities:

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Praise and worship, Youth Rally (Erik Whittington, Director of Rock for Life to emcee)

9:00 p.m. – midnight – Rock for Life concert and pizza party (Erik Whittington to emcee)

Thursday, January 22

Morning activities:

Congressional education (time TBD soon) – with Johanna Dasteel, senior congressional liaison for ALL; and Michael Barnett, leadership development director for ALL (Click here if you would like American Life League to arrange a meeting for you with your member of Congress or a member of his/her staff while you are in Washington, D.C. for TAW.)

11:00 a.m.  – Join hundreds of thousands at the 36th annual March for Life.

Afternoon activities:

4:00 p.m.  – Pro-life visibility at NOW vigil and prayer support for Silent No More speak-out

Evening activities:

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Rock for Life concert (Erik Whittington to emcee)

Friday, January 23

Morning activities:

Presentations by various speakers (morning sessions begin at 8:45)

Afternoon activities:

Presentations by various speakers (times TBD soon)

Speakers for morning and afternoon sessions will include the following:

Lila Rose, cofounder of Live Action Films and editor of the Advocate, UCLA’s pro-life student magazine

Judie Brown, president and cofounder of American Life League

Kristi Burton, founder of Colorado for Equal Rights

David Bereit, national campaign director of 40 Days for Life

Evening activities:

7:00 p.m. – Pro-life concert with Students for Life of America


Saturday, January 24

Students for Life of America Annual Conference – ALL DAY. Kristan Hawkins, director of Students for Life of America, has generously granted free admission for Rock for Lifers who participate in TAW09. (Please note that food is not provided and seating is limited to sessions that aren’t filled up.)

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Click here for our 2008 event photo album.


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One Response to “Training and Activism Week 2009”

  1. Cranky Catholic Says:

    Oh you know I’ll be there.

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