Join the "Walk" in Syracuse
6 Dec 1999 - ... (Mon-Fri)
For a summary of the protest and the current status, check here first. After reading this, please check the Forum
Page, you can make comments or propose another course of action.
Right now I have been walking the 1st floor corridors of the Onondaga
County Courthouse from 2-4 PM daily, Monday-Friday (please come this week (6-10
Dec!). The goal is to eventually get some media attention which
will then encourage official action. I carry a small sign and
follow the following guidelines:
I am silent during my walk and only speak to people who approach me
first (not interfering with Courthouse operation or harassing anyone there).
If someone asks me something I stop and answers their question. Usually the
question is "What are you doing?" -- my answer, "I lost custody of my Son,
all I wanted was equal custody and I ended up with nothing ... I'm trying to get someone
to investigate what happened."
At times I have been the "butt" of jokes by staff or other
people. I just smile and keep walking (always treat people with courtesy, follow
guidelines of Civil Disobedience).
If there is a crowd I just wait my turn to get through. If someone
is coming the other way, I give way.
My sign is small and simple. No political
statement. Just a picture of hme and Dom and the message: I LOVE DOM. There is also
a small URL to the Kids Right web site.
If you would like to join in the walk:
WHAT - Check the protest
status page to make sure what is happening.
WHERE - Follow
this link for an on-line map. If you can get their early, you can meet me in the
Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 1:30 PM daily. Right across
Columbus Circle from the Court House. It is within a block of the Civic Center/War
Memorial which are big landmarks.
WHEN - I take a bus downtown and you can find me in the
Cathedral at about 1:30PM. I walk over to the Court House at about 2PM and start
walking around the Family Court Floor until about 4 PM. You can come at any other
time, and stay for as long or short as you like. I believe the building is open from 8AM -
HOW - Follow the guidelines above. Bring a small
sign, again just a small photo and a message of love. Keep at least a half corridor
distance apart. Be POLITE with everyone.
WHY - The goal is to eventually get
some media attention which will then encourage public intereset and official action.