Instant Activism

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This is how to get active, RIGHT NOW! It gives you a variety of ways to get involved in the fight against the tobacco industry. If you need help adapting these to your area, or had questions, email For more info click here -
  • 1.Mariah MacGeiger Geigers slides Mariah Geiger Diana Aquino

2. Quick Outline

  • What is activism?
    • What does it mean to you?
  • How to express it
  • Examples of activism.
  • Now its your turn to try it!!

3. What is activism?

  • Activism is defined as direct action to achieve a goal.
  • Activism takes on many forms.
  • EVERYONE can be an activist!
  • Were going to help you become one!

4. What does activism mean to you? So many examples of how to get the message out! Talk it up! - To EVERYONE! Spread your message- LOUD! Catalyst Summit 2007 Catalyst on TV! Have a PARTY with a purpose! Smoke free bowling in Dakota County! 5. Activism:

  • The ACT of making a change!
  • Here are a few things to remember
    • Activism should have a purpose
    • Use tools from other sessions (likedeveloping key messages in Holler!) to guide your event.
    • Choose what you want to express


  • BUT- Finding a way to connect all of these facts and guidelines into something YOU can do isnt always easy

7. What can I do?- Connecting the dots!

  • Guerilla Art can be a form of street activism!
  • Pick a spot, pick a theme, and use what you have around you to make a point.

8. The summit activism event! 9. Summit activism event: Key Messages!

  • 1,200 people die EVERY DAY in the U.S. alone from tobacco and secondhand smoke.
  • Were thrilled that MN is smoke-free in public places, but were still tired of being the tobacco industrys targets.
  • So, were airing their dirty laundry to send a message that we are not going to be the ones to fill these shirts.
  • We refuse to be replacement customers!

10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Activism next door . . . JEL - Just Eliminate Lies - Iowa 19. Taking action right now!

  • Shoe Display
  • Chalk Walk
  • Post-it Notes

20. Taking action right now!

  • Candy Coated Tobacco
  • Mobile Memorial
  • Masks

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