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 andy@bethecatalyst.org For more info click here - http://www.bethecatalyst.org/users/andyberndt/posts/205-Instant-Activism-Presentation
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  • 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

6. AND EXPRESS IT!

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

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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