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Past Events and Follow-Up:

 

3rd Annual
FACE Fathers' Day
FAMILY  FUN  DAY
 
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Cheesequake State Park
Matawan, NJ 07747

  

About 80 FACE members and their children and other family members attended FACE's 3rd Annual Fathers Day Family Fun Day at Cheesequake State Park. 
 
There were activities for all ages! 
Five hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, lake, fishing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, basketball courts, swimming, saltwater and fresh water marshes, nature center.  

BIG family picnic.  FACE supply all food and refreshments. 

Our thanks to event director Divya Bhawnani and all the volunteers who made this event a success for all.
 
For more info about Cheesequake State Park: www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/cheesequake

 

 
 

Sunday, June 21, 2015
FACE's 2nd Annual
Fathers Day Family Fun Day

Allaire State Park, Wall Township, NJ 07727  

About 60 FACE members and their children and guests enjoyed this
this FACE sponsored fun day at  beautiful Allaire State Park, enjoyed historic Allaire Village, the Pine Creek Railroad, nature areas and Nature Interpretive Center, and hiking and biking trails.  Plenty of hot dogs, hamburgers, and clams on the barbecue, plus salads, chips, cake, and plenty of soft drinks and water at FACE's large reserved gazebo.
 

For more information about Allaire:
Allaire State Park: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/allaire.html
Allaire Village: http://www.allairevillage.org/
Pine Creek Railroad: http://www.njmt.org/ 
 
 

 

1st Annual FACE
Fathers Day
Family Fun Day

 Sunday, June 15, 2014, Noon to 6:00 PM

Gateway National Recreation Area
Sandy Hook Unit

FAMILY FUN IN THE SUN

FREE - FREE - FREE

Swimming, Kick-Ball, Three-Legged Race,
Arts & Crafts and Lots, Lots More.

Bring Your Blankets and Beach Chairs

 

 

Family Court goes to the movies!

Two new movies for your viewing pleasure: 
 

 
Divorce Corp.
 
 

A shocking exposé of the inner workings of the $50 billion a year U.S. family law industry, Divorce Corp shines a bright light on the appalling waste, and shameless collusive practices seen daily in family courts. It is a stunning documentary film that anyone considering marriage or divorce must see.

From the film:
"People can get as much justice as they can afford. Most people cannot afford any justice at all."
-- Gloria Allred, celebrity divorce lawyer

Premiers on January 10, 2014 in 20 theaters around the country, including New York City (2 locations), Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, NJ.

More New Jersey locations added:  Sparta and Westfield.

Click www.divorcecorp.com for trailer, locations, tickets
 
 

Romeo Misses a Payment

Director and father Angelo Lobo exposes the wide-ranging devastation of the American divorce industry. Romeo Misses A Payment documents the complicated world of divorce and child custody through dozens of interviews with parents, attorneys, judges, and law officers on all sides of the issue. Incendiary, controversial, insightful, heartbreaking and ultimately triumphant, Romeo Misses A Payment is a must-see documentary.

Parts of this film were in Angelo Lobo's prior SupportSystemDown. This final version will have its world premier December 13th through 19th, 2013 in New York, Los Angeles and London. New York venue will be the Magic Johnson AMC Harlem Theater.

Click www.theromeodocumentary.com for trailer and showtimes.

Did you miss Romeo Misses A Payment in theaters?
Beginning January
6, 2014 watch the entire film FOR FREE for 30 days at

www.theromeodocumentary.com !

New Jersey Premier Screening:

The controversial documentary film...


click here

June 20, 2013, 7:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Cherry Hill
401 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
 
 

   June is FALSE ALLEGATIONS AWARENESS MONTH


Click here for more info.

Connecting for Change - False Allegations Summit Weekend
Washington, DC
Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, 2012

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE) works to bring fairness and equality to domestic violence laws. The federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is up for reauthorization this year. SAVE has proposed the gender-neutral Partner Violence Reduction Act as an alternative.

The theme of SAVE's 2012 annual conference is Connecting for Change. The False Allegations Summit Weekend will consist of a day of lobbying Congress on Friday, June 29th, the False Allegations Summit on Saturday, June 30th, and a meeting of SAVE's state-by-state Domestic Violence Legislative Project (DVLP) on Saturday, June 30th. Come for one day or stay for both days. So far, there is no state DVLP group for New Jersey, so this will be your opportunity to organize and make a difference in our state.

Contact info@saveservices.orgto register. Events will be by invitation to those who have registered. Space is limited. Register early to be invited to Washington and receive event locations.

Sponsored by: Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE), PO Box 1221, Rockville, MD 20849 More info: www.saveservices.orgor email info@saveservices.org.
For the Domestic Violence Legislative Project (DVLP):
www.saveservices.org/dvlpor email dvlp@saveservices.org.
For the Partner Violence Reduction Act:
www.saveservices.org/pvra
.

                     
                             Click here for more info.                                                                     Click here for more info.

Follow-up June 30, 2012 --  A representative from FACE participated in the False Allegations Summit and established contacts with other domestic violence law reform advocated nationwide.  

 

 

Dr. Amy J.L. Baker: Parental Alienation Syndrome
Moorestown Library, 111 West 2nd St., Moorestown, NJ
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Dr. Baker, researcher in parent-child relationships and children's well-being, and author of "Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome, Breaking the Ties That Bind," will conduct a workshop on Parental Alienation at the Moorestown Library. There is no fee to attend. Advance registration is requested.

To register contact Moorestown Library reference department, 856-234-0333.
More info: www.moorestown.lib.nj.usor www.amyjlbaker.com



Follow-up April 27, 2012 -- Several FACE members were included in the standing-room-only crowd that attended Dr. Baker's highly educational and informative presentation on Parental Alienation.

 

 

Parental Alienation Awareness Day Rally
State House, 125 West State St., Trenton, NJ
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Noon to 2:00 PM

An opportunity to increase awareness of Parental Alienation to the general public, the news media, and our legislators. This day is dedicated to everyone who has been hurt by Parental Alienation. Come out and show your support. A podium and sound system will be available for speakers.

Organized by: Parental Alienation Support & Advocacy NJ
More info: www.pasanj.orgor email parentalalienationnj@gmail.com

Follow-up April 26, 2012 -- FACE members, members of Parental Alienation NJ, members of the Parental Alienation Awareness Organization of Pennsylvania, and independent activists all joined together at the Parental Alienation Awareness Day rally at the NJ State House.

          
Anna Tivade of Parental Alienation                       Dan Holmes of Parental Alienation 
Support and Advocacy NJ.                                      Awareness Organization of Pennsylvania.


 
Some of those attending the Parental
Alienation Awaremess Day Rally.

 

 

74th Annual Conference of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (6th Ave. & 53rd St.), New York, NY 10019 Sunday, July 24 to Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is the organization that runs "judge school" in Reno, NV. More than 600 family court judges and court staff from all over the country will be in mid-town Manhattan for this conference. No, we don't want anyone to pay to attend. We're just letting you know about it because it will be a great opportunity for noncustodial parents to let family court judges, the public, and the local, national and international news media know what we think of their anti-family policies and how they should be changed. We have heard rumors that some very high profile demonstrators will be there. Come on out, and bring your t-shirts, your picket signs, and your camera.

Most conference activities will be at the hotel on Monday July 25th and Tuesday July 26th. Some other specific demonstration opportunities where conference attendees and their spouses and guests will be present:

  • Sunday July 24th, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Conference arrival and registration. Demonstrators can give conference attendees a big "welcome" to New York City.
  • Monday July 25th, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Walking tour of the Broadway theater district and Times Square.
  • Monday July 25th, 7:05 PM - Yankees vs. Mariners at Yankee Stadium.
  • Tuesday July 26th, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM - Lunch on own in hotel area.

For official information about the conference see Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges website or download event brochure here . For more info about public demonstrations at the conference, check with your own noncustodial parents' rights group or watch this site for updates.

Update 7/20/2011 -- FACE has received word from Fathers4Justice, renowned for their high-profile public demonstrations that feature super-hero characters and attract media attention, that their members and supporters from all across the country will be converging on this family court judges' conference in New York City to "Bring Justice 4 Judges" and "demand a change to the corruption within America's anti-family courts." Come out and show your support for Fathers4Justice. See F4J's website here .

Update 7/24/2011 -- More demonstration opportunities: Fathers' rights advocates have infiltrated the conference. We just learned that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be a speaker on Monday July 25th between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM, and that U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan will be there on Wednesday July 27th.

Follow-Up 7/28/2011 -- Protesters came from all over the country and made their presence known to the judges. FACE people demonstrated every day of the conference. See a montage of photos of the demonstration here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPwlqKwQzDQ . The following photos are from Monday, July 25th:

      
Jan Smith of Olympia, WA and                  FACE member Jeff Rowse.                      FACE member Dave Fischer.
Jack "Ca
ptain
America" Frost
of Stillwater, N
Y.

     
Captain America with                                 "Toxic Avenger" Jim O'Brien wears         Taxi drivers honk and give
Jeff Golden of FACE.                                  gas mask for protection from                   the "thumbs-up" sign in   
          
                                                        "judicial stench."                                     support of the protesters.

 

 

Fathers Day Demonstration 2011
U.S. Capitol, West Lawn
Sunday, June 19, 2011

This annual event, which has been going on for over 20 years, is open to all victims of family courts and child protective services agencies, and individuals and groups that support equal parenting. It is an opportunity to network with activists from all over the country.

Prepare a speech (up to 30 minutes) focusing on family court injustice or the child stealing/ family destruction industry. Speeches will be video recorded and posted on the internet. Or, just stay in the audience applauding and cheering.

More info: www.fathersdaydemonstration.org. Organizer: Dave Wilson, 321-243-0178, fathersday@aol.com.

 
 

False Allegation Summit
Fairfax Hotel on Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC
Thursday, June 2, 2011, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

This Summit, sponsored by Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE), will kick off False Allegations Awareness Month, and will feature:

        • Release of a national survey of false allegations,
        • Statements by stakeholder organizations,
        • Accounts by victims of false allegations, and
        • Release of Model Language to Stop False Allegations


False allegations harm the innocent, squander taxpayer money, and shortchange true victims.
Join the fight to stop false accusations
of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault.

Friends, family and others are also welcome. Good media coverage is expected. Pre-registration is required for attendance. If you are interested in making a victim statement, indicate in your registration. Contacttstoddard@saveservices.org.

 

 
                                                 
                                       June 2011                    June 13 to 19, 2011

  
 

International Men's Day
Friday, November 19, 2010

The first International Men's Day was observed at the Missouri Center for Men's Studies at the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1994.  The first international observance was in Trinidad and Tobago in 1999.  It has been recognized by UNESCO since 2001, and is now observed in 32 countries as a day to:

  • Promote positive male role models; not just movie stars and sports men but everyday, working class men who are living decent, honest lives.
  • Celebrate men’s positive contributions to society, community, family, marriage, child care, and to the environment.
  • Focus on men’s health and wellbeing; social, emotional, physical and spiritual.
  • Highlight discrimination against men; in areas of social services, social attitudes and expectations, and law.
  • Improve gender relations and promote gender equality.
  • Create a safer, better world; where people can be safe and grow to reach their full potential.

See the official global website:  www.international-mens-day.com 
... and the Australian site:  www.internationalmensday.com

Regardless of these lofty objectives, in the United States, where the stereotype of men is embodied by Homer Simpson, International Men's Day is not widely celebrated and has not received official recognition as a holiday.

FACE'S CHALLENGE TO YOU:  How should we celebrate International Men's Day in the United States and particularly in New Jersey?  What can we do to get International Men's Day officially recognized as a holiday?  Click here for some suggestions from Warwick Marsh of Dads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation in Australia:  http://vimeo.com/7444098  Email your ideas to  info@facenj.org .  Please put "International Men's Day" in the subject line.  Let us know whether you will be available for the celebration on November 19, 2010.

Follow-up December 2010 -- Why is International Men's Day celebrated worldwide in 32 countries and no one in the United States can organize an event to recognize and honor the importance of men?  Why are men so apathetic that they won't even do anything to honor their own gender?  Maybe next year someone will do something in the U.S.  You plan the event; FACE will support it.

 

 

Canadian Symposium for Parental Alienation Syndrome
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Stern Auditorium, Annenberg Building, 2nd Floor
1468 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10029
Saturday October 2 and Sunday October 3, 2010

The mission of Canadian Symposium for Parental Alienation Syndrome is to help educate professionals in the identification of Parental Alienation and Parental Alienation Syndrome and to help the public find the professionals that have an expertise in this field. Their main goal is to assist children that need intervention and treatment solutions.  All of the speakers are experts in Parental Alienation - from the field's of Psychology, Psychiatry and Family Law.

Click here for symposium website:  http://www.cspas.ca/ 

Update 7/31/2010 -- If you are unfamiliar with Parental Alienation Disorder, or if you have experienced PAD as an alienated parent but didn't know it has a name, CSPAS defines it this way:

"Parental Alienation Disorder has been defined as a mental condition in which a child, usually one whose parents are engaged in a high conflict divorce, allies himself or herself strongly with one parent, ( the preferred parent ), and rejects a relationship with the other parent, ( the alienated parent ), without legitimate justification. The child’s maladaptive behavior & refusal to see one of the parents is driven by the false belief that the alienated parent is a dangerous or an unworthy person."

If you are already familiar with PAD, you probably are also aware that it's detractors, including many psychologists, women's groups, lawyers and judges, claim it doesn't exist or it is "junk science."  Some jurisdictions do not even allow the words "Parental Alienation Disorder" to be said in court.   The CSPAS press release goes on to say:

"The American Psychiatric Association is now giving consideration to Parental Alienation Disorder ( P.A.D.) for inclusion in the next edition of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders, more often referred to as the DSM-5." . . . "Inclusion of P.A.D. in the A.P.A.'s diagnostic book will go a long way towards creating awareness and helping children and families affected by this disorder."

This CSPAS conference will focus on Parental Alienation Disorder and on getting it included in DSM-5.  For those effected by PAD, this may be the most important conference you can attend during your child's childhood.

Follow-up 10/4/2010 --  The Canadian Symposium for Parental Alienation Syndrome this past weekend was a wonderful opportunity to get the latest updates on PAS from psychologists, psychiartists, lawyers and others who are on the front lines every day.  Topics included PAS and mind control, techniques for legal battles against PA, identifying and diagnosing PA, forensic evaluations vs. traditional psychotherapy to help alienated children, and current efforts to get Parental Alienation into DSM-5.  The Associated Press did an article on the current status of PAS and the conference, which appeared over the weekend in newspapers and other news media accross the country, and can be seen here:  www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39463768/ns/health-mental_health/ .  This was also an opportunity for hundreds of professionals and others involved with child custody issues around the world to meet and network. 

 

 

2nd Annual Freedom BikeTrek4Families from Philadelphia PA to Washington DC 
Sunday July 18 to Friday July 23, 2010

A 5 day 250+ mile bicycle trek from Philadelphia, through Valley Forge, Lancaster, Harrisburg, and Gettysburg PA, then south through Maryland, and arriving in Washington DC on opening day of the Family Preservation Festival.  Trek objective is to help bring light to the plight of non-custodial parents in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.  Your participation is invited.  Regardless of whether you ride along or not, your contributions are needed to help cover the expenses of the trek. 

See:  http://freedombiketrek4families.com/ 

... and website for this year:  http://2010.freedombiketrek4families.com/ .  

To participate, donate or help in any other way, email trek organizers at  info@freedombiketrek4families.com 

And help the BikeTrek attract media attention.  Attend the Kick-off Rally, Sunday July 18th, 10:00AM, Independence Mall, 5th & Market Sts, Philadelphia PA.

Follow-up 7/25/2010 --  The guys made it to Washington despite high heat and humidity, and participated in the Family Preservation Festival.  Its not too late -- you can still make a donation to help cover the costs of the Bike Trek.  Please write a check payable to "PA FACE" and mail it to PA FACE, c/o Larry Shapiro, 1002 Society Place, Newtown PA 18940. 

 

 

Fatherless Day Rally
Statehouse, 125 West State St, Trenton NJ 08608
Friday, June 18, 2010 (the Friday before Fathers Day), 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

FACE celebrated Fatherless Day at the State House and the Hughes Justice Center in Trenton beginning in the 1990s.  Fathers4Justice has since adopted this as their own annual nationwide event.  Their 3rd Annual Fatherless Day Rallies are planned at all 50 state capitols, with a morning of lobbying and speakers and rally in the afternoon.  

For more information contact F4J through their webpage:  www.fathers-4-justice.us/index.php?id=events&type=1 
... and see the video for their 2008 rally:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggMNUQ4Nc5U .

Update 6/10/2010 -- Fathers4Justice of New Jersey has secured permits for the Trenton NJ rally from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the front steps of the Statehouse.  A podium and sound system will be available for those wishing to speak of their dissatisfaction with the family courts.  Bring your own picket signs (no sticks, please) for issues important to you, or use one of ours.  There is strength in numbers.  Even if you don't want to speak and prefer not to carry a picket sign, be there.

Follow-up 6/18/2010 -- Photos of Fatherless Day rally in Trenton NJ:

                    
              Master of ceremonies Gary Ewing                                                               Speaker Jim O'Brien

                                                    
From left: Ed Kilbourne, Inder Kainth, Joe Cain and his children Rebecca, Rachel and Ben, Jim O'Brien, Clay Leopold, Gary Ewing, Jeff Golden and Dave Fischer.  Also attending but not in pictured: Len Colner, Bill Gibbons, Moshe Levy, Jeff Rowse, Nick and his lady friend.

A suggestion to event organizers from FACE:  New Jersey has a part-time legislature.  There is no legislative office building in Trenton.  Legislators have offices only in their own districts.  The legislature is usually in session on Mondays and Thursdays, and there is very little activity at the capitol on other days.  This event would receive much more attention in New Jersey if it were held on the Thursday before Fathers Day. 

 

   

Domestic Violence Spring Cleaning
Washington DC
Wednesday May 5 to Friday May 7, 2010

Our families and our Constitutionally Protected Civil Rights are being put at risk by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA).  Although acts defined in the law as "domestic violence" are committed about equally by men and women, and although men and women are victims of these acts with equal frequency, the effect of these laws has been to treat men primarily as perpetrators and women primarily as victims, and provide almost no services to male victims of domestic violence.  Both laws are up for renewal in the next year.  This event provides an organized opportunity for you to let lawmakers know of the damage that is being done and how these laws can be fixed.

To register and participate, see  http://abusegate.mensnewsdaily.com/dv-spring-cleaning-register-now/ .

You will be meeting with congressional staffers, and possibly with the Senators and Congressmen themselves.  Event organizers will expect you to be professionally dressed and presentable, and able to present the issues politely, intelligently and informatively.  To prepare yourself in advance, please see the following:

http://mensnewsdaily.com/?download=Abusegate%20Flyer%20doc

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE)  www.saveservices.org 

www.mediaradar.org/docs/RADARreport-50-DV-Myths.pdf 

Follow-up 5/9/2010 -- About twenty volunteer lobbyists fanned out over Capitol Hill on Thursday 5/6 and Friday 5/7 to attend pre-scheduled meetings with congressional staffers.  They distributed SAVE's report "Assaulting our Rights: How Domestic Violence Laws Curtail our Fundamental Freedoms"  www.saveservices.org/downloads/SAVE-Assault-Civil-Rights , distributed about 1,000 of SAVE's "The New Jim Crow: Ignoring civil rights, shortchanging victims" flyers, and also dropped in at congress offices that had not responded to the meeting request.  Initial assessment of staffers' responses indicate a strong majority ranged from noncommital to openly supportive, with only a minority disapproving.  This was also a networking opportunity for U.S. and international men's issues advocates.  See what Men's News Daily reports:  http://abusegate.mensnewsdaily.com/ 

 

 

5th Annual Parental Alienation Awareness Day
Many  locations internationally
Sunday April 25, 2010

Join with thousands of others worldwide to call attention to Parental Alienation, Parental Alienation Syndrome, and Hostile Agressive Parenting.  Activities include information events, flash mobs, Bubbles of Love campaign, conferences, candlelight vigils and others.  See event website  www.paawarenessday.org  for event locations worldwide, or volunteer to organize your own event.  If you can't attend any of the events, you can symbolically light a candle on FaceBook at  www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110508378981849 .

Follow-up 5/3/2010 -- To see how Fathers4Justice Canada celebrated Parental Alienation Awareness Day at the Cookstown Outlet Mall in Ontario, click here:  
www.f4jcanada.com/OntarioPages/Ontario_Bat_Girl_Cookstown_Action.html .    

To see what they did at the Burnaby Bridge in Victoria, British Columbia, click here: 
www.f4jcanada.com/BCPages/Burnaby_Batman_Victoria_Bridge_Action_2009.html .

 

  

Unless otherwise specified, the events on this page were not sponsored by or supported by FACE.  Our only function is to report to our members and other supporters.  Participation is the decision of each individual.

 

This page last updated 7/5/2016.