PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/29/09
“Children Taken By the Family Courts” Handprints
Albany, New York
For the 1st year, the Seventh Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference 2010, Battered Women, Abused Children, and Child Custody, A National Crisis VII: “Now That We Know, What Are We Doing About It?” is hosting the construction of children’s handprints who have been taken by the family courts. www.batteredmotherscustodyconference.org January 8th, 9th, and 10th 2010 in Albany, New York. This is a national crisis in the family courts all over the US and Mothers are losing custody….unfairly by a court system that is not protecting our children.
Just imagine, a long clothesline, with mini wooden clothespins, and handprints of all sizes, representing protective mothers and their children who have been “legally kidnapped” by the family courts.
We are asking Mothers who have lost physical custody of their child(ren) to create handprints to commemorate their lost child(ren). Throughout weekend of the conference, we will be providing materials and ask Mothers to add paper cut-out handprints to the clothesline.
However, Mothers do NOT need to be in attendance at the conference in order to add their handprints. Please mail the handprints before Jan. 2, 2010 to:
Linda Marie Sacks P.O. Box 730966 Ormond Beach, FL 32173
Questions…..call Linda Marie 386-453-3017
after Jan 2, 2010 please mail to:
Dr. Mo Hannah, Chair, BMCC 2010 26 Purtell Avenue Latham NY 12110 firstname.lastname@example.org 518-210-2487
Instructions: Place your child’s hands on a piece of paper, cardstock works best, trace your child’s handprints (left and right) on colored paper, cut out and write a message if you’d like and mail before the conference to Linda Marie, as she will constructing the clothesline and will have it at the conference. After the Jan. 2th date…please send to Dr. Mo Hannah.
Sadly, if you cannot see your child(ren) to trace their handprints, please, trace YOUR handprints for every child you have lost to the crisis in the courts.
Once the handprints are constructed, we will lend it out to individuals and organizations for promoting and publicizing the problems faced by battered mothers and children within the family court system.
One day justice will prevail…..thanks to all the wonderful people who are part of the solutions to the family court crisis.
Dr. Mo Hannah, Chair BMCC 2010
Linda Marie Sacks