The more people
that attend this presentation the more people that will be inspired to
help change the world. Promoting your Food Not Bombs presentation will
also give you a chance to practice some valuable skills. First invite as
many campus groups as possible to co-sponsor the presentation. The
co-sponsors will have their own email lists and contacts making it
possible to reach more students. After arrainging a venue, time and
date you are ready to promote the presentation. First email us the date,
time, location of the venue and we will post it to the schedule on our
website. You can also post the details on the websites of local studnet organizations and community groups. Your college might also have an electronic board that promotes campus events.
You can use this check list to help
organize the presentation and promotion.
YOUR PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Email or fax the public service announcement to your
local student newspaper and campus radio station. You can also send the
PSA to local newspapers, radio and TV stations off campus. Follow up
with a phone call and ask them if they would be interested in
interviewing members of your group and let them know Keith McHenry would
also be happy to speak on their program or do an interview by phone. You
can also email the PSA to your classmates and campus email lists. Post
the PSA on local websites and email it to local activist groups in your
area. Contacting the local and campus media is really important
helping reach new people that might want to participate in a project
like Food Not Bombs but are not part of your online social network. The
issues addressed by this presentation are so important that we would
like to involve as many people as possible. The news clips and media
reports can be very helpful for you and your organization in the future.
Future employers will be impressed to discover that your work was
featured in the media.
Your club or organization can promote the
presentation by staffing a literature with copis of our flyers table at
the student union, at concerts and downtown in your community. Keith
loves to help staff your table the day of the event. He will make a
point of meeting you just before lunch the day of the presentation. It
is a great way to vist with Keith and your classmates get a chance to
ask questions and share their ideas before the presentation.
One effective way to announce the presentation is by
posting flyers all over campus and throughout the community. You can
download our flyer and add the time, date, location and co-sponsors or
you are welcome to use our images and make your own poster. Some student
unions will provide you with a space to post a large bill board.
Electronic video announcements are avalible on many campuses so feel
free to use our images to make a promotional slide. You can down load
additional flyers on hunger, poverty and other issues to include copies
of on your literature table at FLYERS
DOWN LOAD a Sample
Flyer to use to announce a Food Not Bombs Presentation in your
community. If you need help to add the date, location and other details
let us know and we can email you a finished flyer.