The “Hooray for Boobies” nursing picnic to raise public awareness and acceptance of breastfeeding is scheduled to be held at Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio this June.
Breastfeeding babies, mommies and anyone else who supports breastfeeding are invited to participate in celebrating the wonderfully multi-functional purpose of breasts... especially their perfect ability to nourish and nurture babies! The “Hooray for Boobies!” nurse-in event, coordinated by Lauren Damon, will be held in Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio, on June 26 & 27. While not required, participants will be encouraged to breastfeed topfree, which is legal in the state of Ohio. A sister virtual event is being held online for those on Facebook, asking participants to change their status for the day to "Hooray for Boobies! I am celebrating the wonderfully multi-functional purpose of breasts... especially their perfect ability to nourish and nurture babies! http://normalizebreastfeeding.
The nurse-in will be held at the playground in Goodale Park, event hours are as follows:
June 26, 2009 12pm - 5pm
June 27, 2009 10am-1pm, break, 4pm-7pm
The picnic happens to coincide with ComFest, but there is no affiliation with the ComFest Event.
The “Hooray for Boobies!” event goals are to combat the oversexualization of the breast in Western culture and to bring exposure to the naturality and beauty of breastfeeding.
We ask that you please help publicize this event by printing the poster on our website and displaying it as many places as possible and by spreading the word. Also, please consider making a contribution to help fund this event. Costs for this event mostly involve printing and travel; excess donations will go towards coordinating future events nationwide and publishing educational materials that will help promote breastfeeding. Hooray for Boobies!
Printable poster (PDF) http://normalizebreastfeeding.
About “Hooray for Boobies!”:
Lauren Damon, a mother in Ohio, had the idea that ComFest would be the perfect place to host a nurse-in to raise breastfeeding awareness and support. She posted her idea on the group discussion board of “Hey Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!”. Group member and fellow lactivist Tiffany Deering responded to the post, offering her assistance as market coordinator, the two proceeded to collaborate and the “Hooray for Boobies!” nurse-in picnic was born. They were too late to get a booth at ComFest, however, and so while the event will be slightly limited to a simple picnic of friends who happen to be nursing together, it is still one important way to help normalize breastfeeding and help establish this pro-active lactavism event.
Contact: Tiffany Deering
The press release and an interview with event coordinator are available for download online: