National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life
Fr. Jim Goode, OFM, Founder/President
212 868-1847 Fax 563-0787 email email@example.com
SOLID GROUND FRANCISCAN MINISTRY
St. Clare Friary 440 West 36th Street – NYC 10018
For Immediate Release
September 10, 2001
March for Life & Children’s Rights
On September 19-21, 2001 the United Nations will be hosting the most important children’s event since the 1990 World Summit for Children. Heads of State and top officials will be meeting in New York City to decide on the international community’s commitments for children for the next decade.
According to Franciscan Father Jim Goode, President of the National Black Catholic Apostolate for life: “many of the promises and visions that sparkled so brightly in 1990 have gone unfulfilled. Now instead of looking for avenues to finally live up to those promises, many governments would like to simply forget them.”
March with the National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life, SOLID GROUND Franciscan Ministry, and many other groups who care about children’s rights to the UN on September 18, 2001, to remind all governments that the promises made to children are a sacred trust.
March with us for Children’s Rights and demonstrate to the world that we care about the rights of all children and we want children protected, nurtured and respected.
March with us for Children’s Rights and call on the US government to finally ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
March with such groups as, Global March Against Child Labor, Kids Meeting Kids, Child Labor Coalition-USA, and others who not only care but also are willing to march for the rights and dignity of our children.
The March for Children’s Rights will take place in New York City on Tuesday, September 18, 2001. It will start from Columbus Circle at 4:30 PM.
The March will then proceed to the United Nations Headquarters. This will be followed by a rally and candlelight vigil for the CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.