Youth Activated and Educated — Survivors ProLife Training Camp 2011
This 60+ person camp gave youth a crash course in abortion related education and activism. Guest speakers included Rev. Patrick Mahoney from the Christian Defense Coalition, Kristan Hawkins from Students for Life of America, Alan Schlemon from Stand to Reason, Allison Aranda from Life Legal Defence, Don Blythe (AKA Uncle Don) well known sidewalk counselor who is responsible for saving hundreds if not thousands of children outside of abortion clinics, Brandi Swindell from Stanton Healthcare, Seth Drayer from Created Equal, and many other experienced professionals. Some of the training topics included:
- ‘Why Prolife: The Child & The Woman’
- Fetal development
- History of the abortion movement
- Pro-life apologetics
- Abortion industry
- Media interviews
- Event photography and videography
- Persuasively defending life
- Social media activism
- Sidewalk counseling
- Event planning
- Police liaison — knowing your legal rights and how to defend them
I personally had the honor of training the new young pro-life activists on ‘Why ProLife: the Child’, social media activism, media interviews, how to write a press release, and videography and photography.
After three days of intense training these activists were ready to take their knowledge to the streets where they conducted their own: show the truth outreaches at Huntington, Venice, and Newport beaches, and educated about abortion, side walk counseled at two abortion clinics in Los Angeles, performed more than 5 pro-life flash mobs all over Los Angeles (see video below), and held many other events in the Los Angeles area.
This camp not only brought new people to the pro-life movement, educated thousands of people in Los Angeles and Orange County, and trained new leader who will stand for life; it also created strong bonds among over 60 young people, young people who will not be silent while their brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, and friends are slaughtered in the womb.
These young people will stand against the injustice of abortion, educate their peers, and will not stop until every life is treated with the dignity it deserves!
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