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28 Sep 2009, 1:34 am

I am in this video. I am holding up a sign wearing a pink shirt with a pink head band and I look at the ground.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxIPqE3DYG4[/youtube]


Our local ASAN group did a protest against Autism Speaks.



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28 Sep 2009, 5:21 am

It looks like there was a large number of people on the protest.



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28 Sep 2009, 7:06 am

Good thing, although I personally couldn't stop laughing when I watched the autism speaks "awareness" video. It makes so absolutely no sense.



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28 Sep 2009, 8:12 am

Thanks very much for taking the time to participate in this, Spokane_Girl. These kind of actions are very important.



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28 Sep 2009, 10:29 am

ASAN-PDX's protest was also covered by the KOIN 6 channel:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYeZVQu5H3A[/youtube]


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28 Sep 2009, 10:32 am

And here are some photographs from ASAN-PDX's protest:
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28 Sep 2009, 10:34 am

And here are some additional photographs from ASAN-PDX's protest:
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28 Sep 2009, 1:46 pm

Way to go, ASAN!! ! Good job! It makes me happy to see this.



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29 Sep 2009, 7:52 pm

FINALLY! ASAN rocks!

Will there be another protest in the next week or so?


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30 Sep 2009, 1:26 am

AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
FINALLY! ASAN rocks!

Will there be another protest in the next week or so?


In a variety of locations across the country, yes. If you'd like to help organize one, please e-mail us at [email protected]. In the meantime, Anonymous, are you connected to our Portland Chapter yet? The link to their website is http://www.meetup.com/PDX-Autistic-Self ... cy-Network They have a meeting this Friday that should be very well attended.

FYI: ASAN-New England is trying to organize folks to do a protest in Nashua, NH on October 4th and ASAN-Central Ohio/Ohio State University is doing a protest on October 11th. ASAN-New England is also planning a protest for Boston later in October and other protest plans are rapidly coming together. Again, please e-mail [email protected] if you would like to get involved, start a protest or connect with existing efforts.



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06 Oct 2009, 4:37 pm

I don't get it. What are they protesting?



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06 Oct 2009, 5:17 pm

This is a good start, but it won't be enough to stop this organization. Violence is the only answer to this kind of problem. The NT's can hate me/us all they want, they will be gone soon enough.



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09 Oct 2009, 8:56 am

ChangelingGirl wrote:
Good thing, although I personally couldn't stop laughing when I watched the autism speaks "awareness" video. It makes so absolutely no sense.


lol I am glad I am not the only one who laughed at this. Also I agree it doesnt make any sence.



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09 Oct 2009, 9:05 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKYkOo71_8Q[/youtube]