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Taping began today! A Women Against Registry and Metamora Films Project

A message from the Women Against Registry (WAR) National Directors:


W.A.R. is Becoming a Major Player

For those of you who might not be aware, Women Against Registry is taking part in the 4th International Conference on Hate Studies in October, 2017. The conference, sponsored by Gonzaga University, will be held on the school’s campus in Spokane, WA. WAR’s participation, following on the heels of our own successful conference, signals an increase in our visibility and our influence within the community. This exposure will ultimately further our ability to affect change. This is a very good thing.

WAR will create a 90-minute podcast that will be shown at the conference. It will be followed with a question and answer session. While sex offenders, registrants, and family members have historically had to deal with hate in various forms, this specific audience is never-the-less, not very familiar with the nuances of our topic. We intend that our podcast be a revelation to these viewers. We intend for them to leave wondering why they didn’t know more about such a serious and disturbing topic.

We recognize that hate is expressed in many forms and for many reasons. But we are making an important distinction between hate and stigma. Hate typically disrupts our lives when someone lashes out in an ugly, hurtful manner, with or without actual facts, in the name of protection or fear. Stigma is something we feel; stigma is heaped on us by haters, employers, landlords, society at large, and, yes, by ourselves; and stigma is that pervasive haunting feeling that can envelop someone slowly, break their spirit, and ultimately, if allowed, destroy their lives and the lives of their families. Hatred and stigma are topics equally worthy of study…….and change.

For our podcast, we have solicited three respected academics/researchers and the sheriff who investigated the brutal murder of a married couple at the hands of a vigilante. They will be interviewed by our own Matt Duhamel. We will intersperse quotes from several high-profile politicians as well as the thoughts of national advocates and organizers. And we may show film footage, news articles, and photographs to drive home the absolute need to increase research, education and conversation about the unintended consequences of the registry, our draconian laws, and the permanent exclusion of an entire subclass of criminals in this country. We need to drive home the point that this kind of treatment does not allow for redemption or rehabilitation; that this kind of treatment is inhumane.

I hope it is clear to you, as it is to us, how important this podcast is to our plight. We will submit the podcast by August 31st. Then, we need to get our presenters to Spokane, WA for the conference. We are humbly asking for donations to accomplish these goals.

Yes, WAR is becoming a substantial player in this arena, but like so many organizations reliant on donations, our membership and fundraising lags behind our desire for change.
Please make your tax deductible donation at the link below. We thank you in advance for your continued efforts no matter how large or small. We are all in this together.


Join the discussion

  1. wonderin

    Absolutely worthy of our donations, I believe.

  2. mike r

    Um yeah..Whatever happened to that class action lawsuit that W.A.R. was supposed to bring?????Anybody know????

    • Bobby

      @ Mike R, and anyone else that is wondering

      I just got an e-mail back from Ms Henry about the Class Action Lawsuit and this is her reply back to me.

      All I can tell you is that I talked with one of the team twice this week and they are supposed to file the state lawsuit in the next couple of weeks. I was told that I would need to testify for that one.  The suit in the 8th District is soon to follow after that. They have obtained a person, you have heard of, as co-council and are going over the last of the arguments. I am not sure when they will give us the green light on sending out a press release after they file. 

      That is all I know on that subject….literally. 


      P.S. I will be participating in an event “From Prison to the Stage” at the Kennedy Center in D.C. on September 2nd. 

      Vicki Henry
      Women Against Registry, President
      Fighting the Destruction of Families
      Facebook:  Women Against Registry
      Follow us on Twitter:   @WomenAgainstReg
      LinkedIn group Families of Registrants

      • G4Change

        Man I can’t wait until this lawsuit is filed! I pray for its success!!!

        • Allie

          Amen. I sure hope WAR can help these people that are being treated like dogs. Actually dogs get treated better.

      • New Person


        Thank you for always keeping us updated! I really appreciate it!

        And go WAR!

      • steve (To: Bobby Re:WAR lawsuit)

        Any new news on this???

    • i can't wait to die

      Mike r,
      i wondered the same thing and about a year or so ago i sent a message to them inquiring about it and to this day never received a response

  3. Nicholas Maietta

    I just hope that the rest of us get to see it who don’t or can’t attend the meeting.

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