From the Colorado Daily....
Mothers Acting Up
BOULDER-BASED ORGANIZATION SEEKS TO RAISE AWARENESS AND A WHOLE NEW GENERATION OF ACTIVISTS
IF YOU GO WHAT: MAU Mother's Day Parade
WHEN: Sunday, May 11, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 80302; to the Pearl Street Mall
HOW MUCH: Free
ON THE WEB: www.bouldermau.blogspot.com
The environment is ailing, there's a war raging in Iraq, and there are children living in poverty around the globe. What's a concerned mother to do? Why, strap on a pair of stilts, of course.
At least that's the thinking for Mothers Acting Up (MAU), a Boulder-based global network of "mothers and others, on stilts or off, who exercise protective care over someone smaller." The group, which lists "Be Exuberant" as one of its guiding principles, seeks to mobilize that most primal of instincts--a mother's love--and turn it into a political force to be reckoned with. The stilts are just a unique way to bring attention to MAU's message of positive activism.Stilts are "really the perfect metaphor for what we do,"(...more)