March for Life 2008 Conference and Activities Schedule

There are numerous interesting and informative activities taking place before, during and after the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. has compiled information about as many of those events as possible, to enable those interested in attending the March to choose which events to attend.

  See interview with Nellie Gray about the 2008 March For Life

  * Note: this list will be updated as we receive information about additional events.


Rock for Life’sTraining & Activism Weekend 2008 begins.
  See for more details.


Students for Life of America Conference
To be held at the Pryzbyla Center, Catholic University of America. See for more details.

10:30am - 8:00pm
Rock for Life Training & Activism Weekend
  See for more details.
  7 p.m. - 10 p.m.              
March for Life Convention Session I*
The Hyatt Regency, D.C.
  See for more details.
  8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cardinal O’Connor Conference
  See for more details. Speakers include Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of Knights of Columbus, Helen Alvare esq., of Catholic University of America, and others. The Conference officially begins on Sunday Jan 20, with Mass at 7:00pm and a Luau for Life to follow.

9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Rock for Life Training & Activism Weekend
See for more details.

7 p.m.Huge National Prayer Vigil for Life at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Starts with Mass attended by thousands of pro-lifers and several hundred clergy and religious.
  Following the Mass there will be prayers throughout the night until morning for those able to participate.

10a.m. - 4 p.m.               
March for Life Convention Sessions II + III*
The Hyatt Regency, D.C.
  See for more details.

  8:45 - 11a.m.                 
Rally for Life and Youth Mass 2008
The Archdiocese of Washington is hosting a Rally for Life and Youth Mass on Tuesday, January 22, 8:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Verizon Center (former MCI Center), 601 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
  See for more details.

8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Rock for Life Training & Activism Weekend
  See for more details.

9:00 am
Lutherans for Life
  Worship service at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Virginia.
  See for more details.

12 p.m.                          
March for Life on Capitol Hill

4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Silent No More
  Sharing of testimonies on the steps of the Supreme Court.
  See for more details.

5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
International Culture of Life - Champions for Family Award Reception honouring Congressman Todd Tiahrt
  Phoenix Park Hotel (above the Dubliner), 520 North Capitol Street, N.W.
  Other Special Guests: White House Commissioner Vellie Dietrich-Hall, President’s Council for Asian Americans, His Excellency,  Willy Gaa, Embassy of the Philippines, Congressman Trent Franks, Co-Chair Human Rights Caucus, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry, Member Foreign Affairs Committee, Mrs. Maureen Flynn, International Prayer & Fasting Coalition, Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life, Al Santoli, Asian American Initiative, Bobby Schindler, Terri Schindler Schaivo Foundation, Mr. Michael Schwartz, Chief-of-Staff for Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D., Dr. Jack Willke, Life Issues Institute, Wendy Wright, Concerned Women for America
Lutherans for Life
  Casual dinner and fellowship at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
  See for more details.

6:00 pm
Rose Dinner
  Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
  400 New Jersey Aveue, NW,
  Washington D.C.
  6:00 p.m. Foyer, Social Hour - Pick up Tickets (order forms for tickets available on website at
  7:00 p.m. Opening prayer - Dinner Served

* The March for Life convention costs $50 for all three sessions, or $25 for each session. Students are admitted for free if accompanied by an adult sponsor.

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