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Brand new column of 'Getting Organized' offers up some useful advice on how to best promote events both on the streets + online, how to use them to grow your group + how to reach a wider range of people while avoiding trap of just speaking to a subculture. itsgoingdown.org/getting-the-wo…
In this column, we also offer up a list of easy to use, free, and open source web apps that will allow you to make free and fast videos, flyers, and social media images.
While our current spectacular society is bombarded with social media, we also feel its important to have a presence in the real world and on the streets. This is why this column is jam packed with ideas for getting the word out about events in your local community.
"We often have a tendency to only do outreach and promotion in certain areas, ensuring only people that frequent those spaces attend our events. This is why promoting events in a variety of working class and poor neighborhoods is important if we are to grow as a movement."
"Not everyone has the ability to come out to events and spend several hours of their day listening to a speaker. Work, lack of child care, no access to transportation, and plain exhaustion often keep people from coming out... Addressing these real life barriers is important..."
"Let’s also rethink what an ‘event’ supposedly has to be. Success just doesn’t have to look like a packed room, it could be a block party, a projected film in the park, a festival, a table set up somewhere...there’s nothing stopping us from going to where people are already."
"Lastly, lets keep in mind that spaces and groups can be intimidating to new people. With these realities and tensions in mind, we can move forward and work to overcome the real obstacles put in front of us."
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