Ringling is coming at the end of October 2015, 8 shows.
ARAUNY will host a YellowWall Demo at ALL shows, so please come out for as many as you can. Make sure attendees know that not everybody thinks animal circuses are fun (info link). Many thanks to Mary B. for volunteering to lead at four shows!
Join ARAUNY’s YellowWall demo for Ringling:
Wed. 10/28 …. 5:30pm for 7pm show
Thurs.10/29 … 5:30pm for 7pm show
Fri. 10/30 … 5:30pm for 7pm show
Sat. 10/31 … 9:30am for 11am show
Sat. 10/31 … 1:30pm for 3pm show
Sat. 10/31 … 6:00pm for 7:30pm show
Sun. 11/1 … 11:30am for 1pm show
Sun. 11/1 … 3:45pm for 5pm show
We leave at showtime.
YELLOW WALL is a very specific demo:
- Stand Still – side by side, in line with others in YellowWall.
- Stay Silent – do not shout at or react to anyone shouting at us.
- No whispering, discussing, music, wiggling, talking, moving.
- Only Yellow signs – provided by ARAUNY – for this demo.
- Wear all Black (preferably, but comfort first)
- Wear no animal products (no leather, no wool, no down, no silk, no fur)
- Do not bring animals. Leave them home where they’re safe.
- Stand on public sidewalk only – and do not block anyone: keep it legal. Police are always present. ARAUNY is a law-abiding, peaceful group, never had any legal issues; let’s keep it that way.
Parking / Location
Blue Cross Arena (BCA), One War Memorial Square, Rochester NY 14614 … corner Broad Street and Exchange Blvd
Many places to park ~ garages, side streets. Use www.googlemaps.com or GPS, and give yourself time to walk over to BCA from your parking spot.
Dress for the weather. Rain or shine, it’s on (unless dangerous, ie: hurricane, high winds, lightning/thunder, blizzard).
Not sure where bathrooms are, so come prepared!
Our solid Yellow Wall is our statement … we hold our yellow signs, standing in silence, making us approachable. Rather than aggressively approaching circus-goers, we welcome those who approach Yellow Wall with questions or for dialogue. Always be polite.
For those who do not want to join Yellow Wall:
We would like to maintain the impact of this YW style of demonstration. If you are carrying a sign that is not one of ARAUNY’s prepared Yellow signs, we kindly ask that you not mix in with the YW line. Everyone, please keep it peaceful and non-violent. We all must keep in mind that others are watching us (ie: children, public figures). We are each perceived as a representative of the entire AR movement, so let’s all keep it civil and peaceful.
ARAUNY will provide leaflets for those who do not want to participate in YW: please step away from our YW line if you’d like to leaflet.
Frankly once the circus is here, it’s too late. Sponsors already paid, and parents bought tickets for excited children in tow. The time to speak out is BEFORE the circus arrives ~ and it’s never too late: LTEs, letters to schools, sponsors, speaking to City Council, etc. ARAUNY has switched from *protesting* the circus to hosting peaceful Yellow Wall demos, to educate those who turn their heads to read our statements.
“But for the use of physical punishment by,and fear of their oppressors, animals would never be part of a circus.”-Richard Pryor