Monday, April 23, 2007

Lactivist Bash in Columbus

Since we are in the States for a few months, we drove up to Columbus, Ohio for the Lactivist Bash. It was fun to meet everyone, especially Jennifer, Robin and Judy whose writings and comments I read on the Lactivist blog. The weather was perfect, the food was great and the crowd was politically diverse. Christian Conservatives and Lefties gathered together for a cause. Living in DC, I only saw this when opposing groups were protesting each other's protests. It was a 7 hour drive (would be less without a baby), but it was worth it because Winchester is a lot closer to Columbus than Cairo! Wrangling a crawling baby while attempting to take pictures distracted me from getting remembering everyone's names. Here is a sampling of photos I managed to get.

Jennifer (The Lactivist) and Judy:

Greg and Emmitt:

Ann Twiggs of the Ohio Department of Health WIC Program:

Robin Neorr at the sign up table for the Ohio Breastfeeding Coalition:

Baby modelling the Breastfeeding Alliance bibs that Ann and Robin passed out:


Rachelle and Devin:

Mama & Baby:

Hope & Her Mama:

Family Eating:

Kids Playing:


Judy said...

Thanks for the nice mention. So you knew there were conservative Christians there? :)

Cairo Mama said...

Yes, I've read The Lactivist Blog long enough to know that. Hope you survived the outlaws!

anne said...

That's great that you went to this!

tanya@motherwearblog said...

Wish I could have been there!