February Event-In-A-Box: I Lived on Parker Avenue:If the beginning of your semester has been as crazy as the beginning of the year for SFLA, we want to give you the opportunity to take a breather and enjoy a movie screening. Even though we used November as Adoption Awareness month, this is another great opportunity to highlight the impact of what choosing adoption can have.
Take this time to invite your group, invite other groups on campus, invite the public to view this short film and participate in a discussion after about how the film impacted your group and how you can use this film on campus to support pregnant and parenting students.
“I Lived on Parker Avenue is an inspiring short documentary about the beauty of adoption that will be released March 8, 2018. Host a watching party on or after March 8, to share this powerful film with your campus! The film will be available free online. Once you sign up, we will ship you a box with materials and instructions on how to stream the film online."
"Adopted at birth and raised in Louisiana, David Scotton is on a journey to Indiana to meet the birth parents he’s never known. His tattooed birth mother, Melissa, and reserved birth father, Brian, anxiously wait for him, concerned David will reject them for decisions they made before he was born. I Lived on Parker Avenue is a short documentary about a mother’s agony in choosing what’s best, the joy of a couple starting a family, and a young man’s search for where his life began."
How to use the box:
The box comes with graphics you can use to promote the movie. There is a space on the top where you can write details about where your group will be showing the screening.
If you are interested in having the film at your school or home, you will need to let your RC know and they will add it to a Google file. The company that is distributing the film will send you a “screening kit” complete with popcorn and other goodies to make your movie night a hit!
Use the discussion questions included to guide you through a conversation with your group or as a way to start a discussion with other groups that you invited, see if there are any opposing viewpoints.
Many pro-life organizations have fetal development displays that can be set up on your campus. You can choose to display models that can be held and show life-like size and features of unborn babies or you can choose to use a poster display that depicts each level of development. You can also use both in your display. Check out this website or contact SFLA if you need help locating such a display.
Choose an area at your school with lots of traffic on which to set up your display. Make sure that you have permission from applicable school agencies before setting up any kind of display.
Have flyers describing fetal development ready to hand to students walking by your display.Ask students where they think life begins, and using your display as an aid, talk to them about when life begins. You can even ask them to mark which poster shows when they believe life begins with flags or post–it notes. If you use post-it notes, you can ask them to write their thoughts.
Always be respectful of the students who you speak with, and have fun educating your peers!