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Association of American Medical Colleges Demonstration

Date: 
Friday, November 2, 2012 - 6:30am to Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 12:45pm
Location: 
Moscone Center
Address: 
747 Howard Street, San Francisco

The Association of American Medical Colleges will hold its 2012 Annual Meeting at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Members of Bay Area Intactivists will hold a demonstration along the sidewalk in front of the Moscone Center to raise awareness of the damage caused by circumcision and the human right to genital integrity. Details to follow.

Exhibit Hall Hours
November 4: 9:00am - 2:30pm
November 5: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Bay Area Intactivists members Lloyd Schofield (left) and Frank McGinness (right) protest infant circumcision during a medical conference.

American Public Health Association Demonstration

Date: 
Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 7:30am to Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Moscone Center
Address: 
747 Howard Street, San Francisco

The American Public Health Association will hold its 140th Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It will be attended by physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. Members of Bay Area Intactivists will hold a demonstration along the sidewalk in front of the Moscone Center to raise awareness of the damage caused by circumcision and the human right to genital integrity. Details to follow.

Bay Area Intactivists members Jonathon Conte (left) and Tina Kimmel (right) protest infant circumcision during a medical conference at the Moscone Center.

American Academy of Pediatrics Protest

Date: 
Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 8:00am to Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Address: 
900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans

Following up on our recent American Academy of Pediatrics protest which included a SHAME Award presentation ceremony, members of Bay Area Intactivists will coverge with other human rights advocates from across the country in New Orleans during the the AAP 2012 National Conference and Exhibition to protest the AAP's failure to discourage its members from performing routine infant circumcision.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists stand with signs condemning the American Academy of Pediatrics for its promotion of infant circumcision.

20th Annual Genital Integrity Awareness Week Demonstration

Date: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 9:00am to Monday, April 1, 2013 - 6:00pm
Location: 
West Lawn, US Capitol Building
Address: 
Washington, DC

Stop Infant Circumcision Society will hold its 20th annual march and demonstration against infant circumcision in Washington DC as part of Genital Integrity Awareness Week. This protest spans a week and draws human rights advocates from around the world.

Intactivists gather on the West Lawn of the US Capitol Building to protest routine infant circumcision.

Intactivists join natural birth advocates for Improving Birth rally

On Labor Day, members of Bay Area Intactivists teamed up with natural birth advocates at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley, California as part of the Improving Birth National Rally for Change. The event aimed to empower women by educating them about evidence-based birth options that are known to reduce the incidence of complications, injury, and death.

Lloyd Schofield (left) and Frank McGinness (right) hold signs at the Improving Birth rally in Berkeley.

American Academy of Pediatrics presented with SHAME Award as part of protest

On August, 27, 2012, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its Circumcision Policy Statement to claim that there are health benefits that are sufficient to justify performing male circumcision on healthy infants.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists stand with signs condemning the American Academy of Pediatrics for its promotion of infant circumcision.

Circumcision ruling celebrated at German Consulate General

Overjoyed by the German court ruling that the non-therapeutic circumcision of male minors constitutes a violation of the fundamental right to bodily integrity, members of Bay Area Intactivists held two rallies of support at the San Francisco German Consulate General in July. The intactivists were all smiles as they waved German flags and held messages of gratitude in front of the consulate gate.

Members of Bay Area Intactivists stand at the gate of the San Francisco German Consulate General with signs and smiles to express gratitude to Germany for restricting circumcision.

Another Senator Leno fundraiser marked by protest

Yet another re-election fundraiser for California Senator Mark Leno was marked by the presence of protesters outraged by his opposition to the San Francisco Male Genital Mutilation Bill and his endorsement of AB 768, the California law which prohibits any city from restricting circumcision to consenting adults. A half dozen members of Bay Area Intactivists held signs at the entrance to One Ferry Plaza Restaurant where the fundraiser took place at the end of June.

Intactivsts hold signs criticizing Senator Mark Leno at one of his recent re-election fundraisers.

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