WHERE: Applebee's, 1005 Eisenhower
WHEN: Saturday, September 8, 12:00 noon
WHY: Brooke Ryan, a mother of 8 from Kentucky, was
asked to cover herself and her baby with a blanket when she was
nursing in a Lexington Applebee's. An attorney for the franchisee who
owns that Applebee's said that perhaps in the future they'd keep
blankets on-hand at the restaurants for mothers to cover up with!
Read the story at: http://www.kentucky.com/471/story/162525.html
WHO: contact Vera Davis, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more info on the
local protest or to take on some of the work!
Please email Vera (email@example.com) to let her know you plan to participate, so we can get some idea of the numbers we will have.
See http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/bwb_lactivist/ for
information on the national protest.
Why attend this nurse-out?
• Many women choose not to breastfeed, or wean early, because
of the fear of nursing in public.
• This location is a corporate store. Applebee's corporate has
not responded satisfactorily to this situation.
• Many business managers are ignorant of the Ann Arbor city
ordinance protecting breastfeeding anywhere in Ann Arbor.
• Our protest in Ann Arbor helps to make this a nation-wide
protest, bringing more attention to the issue.
• Breastfeeding rates will not be high until we have
a "breastfeeding culture," that is, until breastfeeding is expected,
accepted, and normal. This protest helps educate people, moving us
toward that goal.
•Breastfeeding is beneficial to the environment and a valuable renewable resource!
Not near Ann Arbor? Contact Monica (firstname.lastname@example.org) for metro Detroit nurse-out info.