Posted by: Cartoon Pig Dog | July 30, 2008

Pot Smokers Event In Washington D.C.

In my previous blog I said that I would do a follow up with the details on the upcoming event in Washington. So here it is.

NORML has teamed up with ‘Artists in Action’ to make a commonsense
political statement aimed at both Washington, DC policymakers and the
media.  The purpose of this event is to utilize the creative arts’
transcendent powers and ability to communicate ongoing social conflicts to
the masses.

A chance to make history!
NORML Foundation has reserved Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. on
Saturday, October 25th 2008.  With your help, along with a group of
artists, we are hoping to produce a major art and media event called “A
Celebration of Freedom.” We plan to construct a sculpture titled,
“America’s Largest Joint” on the plaza along with a Marijuana-inspired
mural.
               

All of the mainstream and art-centric media will be invited and there will
be live Internet coverage. NORML Foundation will provide entertainment,
information about marijuana prohibition and convene a preview press party.
We are anticipating a lot of media attention, and a large audience both on
Freedom Plaza, and on the Internet.  This will be followed by a private
exhibition and silent auction of related works of art in a nearby venue.

NORML is concerned that the important policy issue of Congress adopting
alternatives to marijuana prohibition may not receive enough media
attention in the run-up to this historic presidential election and
therefore are hoping to accomplish this before November 4th.  The purpose
of this social justice activism production in downtown Washington, DC is
to focus attention on the issue of reforming marijuana laws.

In order to ensure a successful venture, we must get commitments from
potential sponsors and volunteers by the first week in August.

Due to my closeness (well, sort of) to D.C. I will be driving out there a few days before the event in order to help with preparations, and I’d like to invite everyone who reads this to come along and join us. Anyone with related artwork that they would like displayed at the event please get it together to bring along (and contact Sabrina@NORML.org  to let her know you would like it displayed), or, if you can’t make it there yourself, feel free to contact me and if you can get it to me I will see to it that it gets there. I will doing doing a few pieces for the exhibits myself.

If you would like to be one of the exhibited artists on display or would
like more information on being a sponsor, please contact
sabrina@norml.org

p.s.  Puff-puff…Pass this on!

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