Sunday, May 11, 2008

Memphis Mamas Act Up.

Marchers remind mothers to act up

Mothers are well- known for instructing their young charges to hush up. Or sit up. Or please try not to throw up.

But act up? The mothers themselves? Yes ma'am, that's exactly what a nascent group of moms are trying to get Memphis mamas to do -- to act up on behalf of children.

And at 3 p.m. today, a day usually reserved for crayoned cards and handmade ceramic soap dishes in the shape of a child's hand, dozens of mothers will parade on the sidewalks of Cooper in honor of mothers everywhere and, in particular, eight local mothers to be honored at a gathering to follow in Peabody Park.

"Homemade cards are great, but it shouldn't just be a Hallmark holiday," says Allison Glass, one of the organizers, the education coordinator of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center and the mother of a beautiful 5-year-old son. "This is going to be a really celebratory, joy-filled event.

"There is a lot to be angry about,"(....more)

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