Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force

P.O. Box 21796 * Washington, DC 20009 * 202.681.6577 * info@wacdtf.org

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Clinic Escorting in the U.K.

First, an unrelated note:  Our new website went live this week. Thanks to all of you who have tested it and provided feedback!  Be sure to “Contact Us” if you have any comments or questions.

This is a fascinating article from a few days ago:  it follows escort Emma Campbell as she volunteers on her shift at the Marie Stopes Clinic in Belfast.  It’s interesting to see what the climate is like for patients, companions and escorts in a country with far more restrictive laws encroaching upon reproductive rights.  Yet some of the narrative seems quite familiar to those of us who escort in the USA.

“I Get Called a ‘Child Killer’ and a ‘Satanist’ – What it’s Like to Be an Abortion Chaperone in Northern Ireland” 

February WACDTF Training rescheduled — to March!

Hi everyone —

Unfortunately, our February 21 training was snowed out.  It was a tough day to determine what the weather would hold — since the morning showed almost no sign of snow.  But the flakes started falling at around 11:30 — and an hour later (30 minutes before our training was to begin!) MLK Library announced that they’d be closing early. We regret any inconvenience that this caused…

We’ve gone ahead and rescheduled our training to Sunday, March 22 at 1:30pm.  It will take place at MLK Library, Room A-3 in DC — at 901 G. Street, NW.  It’s across the street from the Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metro stop (on the Red, Yellow and Green lines).

As always, RSVPs to training@wacdtf.org are appreciated (but not required).

… and it brings up a good question that many folks had:  In case of inclement weather, how will we know if training is still on?  The best bet is to follow us on Twitter for the latest announcements: http://www.twitter.com/wacdtf . We’ll usually defer to the status of the location where training is being held.

We’ll see you on the 22nd! (Unless, of course, we get another blizzard. But we’ll deal with it then…)

November WACDTF Training – Rockville, MD

We’re pleased to announce that our November WACDTF Training will be in Montgomery County, MD!

Sunday, November 16
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location:
Rockville Memorial Library
Large Meeting Room
21 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850

The Library is a short walk (three blocks) from the Rockville Metro station on the Red Line.

As always — RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Feel free to email us at training@wacdtf.org to let us know you’re coming our to ask us any questions.

(You can also see details about our October 18 training in Arlington below.)

October WACDTF Training – Arlington, VA

We’ve announced our October 2014 clinic escort training — in Arlington, VA.

Saturday, October 18
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Location:
Westover Branch Library
Large Meeting Room
1644 North McKinley Rd
Arlington, VA 22205

The Library is on Metrobus Route 2A — which runs on Saturdays from the Ballston-MU Metro Station on the Orange and Silver Lines.  There is also plenty of parking available close by.

We’re working on a training in Maryland (likely in Rockville) for November — stay tuned!  We’ll announce it here and on Twitter.

As always — RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Feel free to email us at training@wacdtf.org to let us know you’re coming our to ask us any questions.

WACDTF-News: September 2014 edition is out!

We’re thrilled to release our September 2014 edition of the WACDTF Newsletter!  You can find the latest issue here.

As a reminder — you can subscribe to WACDTF-News or check out our archived back issues (as far back as August 2014) by going here.  We’ll usually only send you one email per month and we won’t share your personal information with anyone else.  You can also unsubscribe at any time.

Questions? Let us know! We can be reached at newsletter@wacdtf.org

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