#MillionsMissing Visibility Action: Washington, D.C., USA

Please join us to raise awareness in our nation's capital!

#MillionsMissing is a global campaign for ME health equality. Help us make noise on May 12th, 2018 by joining our Visibility Action in Washington, D.C.!

We will gather at Freedom Plaza 3 blocks from the White House and in view of the US Capitol. Afterwards we will post pictures of this Visibility Action on social media #millionsmissing along with others from around the world to inundate social media and demonstrate that the mass collective action for ME health equality! We are the #MillionsMissing, and we will take a stand together and be seen!

As in 2016, empty pairs of shoes displayed will include individual notes to reveal what is missing from the lives of those who attend and to represent those too ill to attend in person. Bring your shoes and bring the shoes of others you know in our community who are too sick to attend! I'll have tags and pens to attach to them.

Please bring your shoes or send them to me. Here is the link for your tag :: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Pv8BjJ9RhTCpsmP1Z7Mk5ikSD2W-3RFJ)

Also bring posters. Here is link if you want to have one printed or make your own ::
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TpGk0Z71CMx4zXcpiZQVUPxG_tQCnU8l

WE ARE LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS :: If you'd be willing to speak briefly about one aspect of living with ME/CFS such as invisibility, the strain on relationships, the lack of treatments, your loss & grief - please contact me.

Our event includes ::
* Patients & caregivers with personal accounts of this invisible devastating illness.
* Local artists Mario and Jose Oretea will play their uplifting flamenco latin jazz. (They are AMAZING!)
* The DC-based actor Erik Todd Dellums (Homeland, The Wire, Homicide) will read poetry written by those afflicted with the illness (Erik has a MARVELOUS voice), and
* Cassandra Marcella Metzger C-IAYT will guide those in attendance through a brief meditation for resilience and restoration.

Please share on Facebook with your friends and family via our event page on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/events/169325370370202/

Can't be seen in DC and attend in person? Please donate to support our event. Any amount helps.
https://donorbox.org/millionsmissing-local-event-expenses-washington-dc

PARKING DETAILS
Colonial Parking 1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Parking Management Inc 600 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
National Place Parking 1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004

IF YOU ARE IN A SCOOTER OR WHEELCHAIR
See our pinned video post on the Facebook Event page here
https://www.facebook.com/events/169325370370202/?active_tab=discussion

QUESTIONS? Contact Cassandra@wellspringstones.com

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#MillionsMissing
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Cassandra Metzger
Starts on
Saturday, 12 May 2018 at 12:00 PM
Ends on
Saturday, 12 May 2018 at 2:00 PM
Freedom Plaza
Washington, DC
United States
Ours in DC will be held on the Freedom Plaza at 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue, next to The Willard Hotel and Pershing Park and in front of the JW Marriott Hotel and the Warner Theater and across the street from the White House Visitor Center. Handicap access is available too. Metro Center is closest DC metro station. Street parking and lot parking is available in area.
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 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC