More than merely Mother's Day
Mothers Acting Up hosts its annual downtown parade Sunday
Some mothers in Boulder want Mother's Day to be more than an excuse for flowers and breakfast in bed.
The members of Mothers Acting Up say they are "re-claiming" Mother's Day, taking it back to its historic roots as a day of female activism.
Instead of celebrating the day with a leisurely brunch, the organization's members hope that mothers in Boulder will come together at the seventh annual Reclaim Mother's Day parade to demonstrate the strength mothers have when united for a cause.
The parade will begin at the Boulder Public Library at 1 p.m. Sunday and end at the Pearl Street Mall. The annual Mother's Day events organized by Mothers Acting Up were inspired by a declaration made by Julia Ward Howe after the Civil War, when she called for a day when mothers would unite across boundaries to protect their global family.
In her Mother's Day proclamation, Howe said: "Arise, arise, all women who have hearts!"(...more)