June 1, 2008 To: Members, Bastard Nation: The Adoptee Rights Organization Re: Withdrawal of Bastard Nation from A Day for Adoptee Rights Bastards, The Executive Committee of Bastard Nation: the Adoptee Rights Organization announces with regret the withdrawal of our organizational co-sponsorship and official participation in A Day for Adoptee Rights, (DAR) scheduled for July 20-25 during the National Conference of State Legislature’s annual meeting in New Orleans. We had planned to hold a “Bastard Boot Camp Teach-In” on July 20, participate in the protest on July 22, and help staff the DAR space inside the Mariol Convention Center July 23-25. We sincerely regret any inconvenience or discouragement this decision may cause. As of this writing the event itself has not been canceled, only Bastard Nation’s co-sponsorship and participation. Please check the DAR website for updates on the status of the event. http://adopteerights.net/nulliusfilius/ Bastard Nation has been concerned for some time about the cost effectiveness of the project. While many people exhibited an interest in attending all or part of the event, the number of people who actually registered or made a serious commitment to attend was minimal. There were also hidden costs at the convention center, of which DAR Continue Reading →
Please visit the Bastard Nation Day for Adoptee Rights Protest page. I’ll be working more on it this coming week.