With National Pro-Life Chalk Day happening this Tuesday, October 2nd, we want to make sure you are prepared for any controversy that may arise on campus. Below are some helpful tips, and you can find more at www.nationalprolifechalkday.com. If you have any advice to add, please e-mail me at [email protected] and I’ll add it and give you credit!
First, immediately after chalking, take photos of every phrase you wrote down. It would also be helpful to note the exact time and location that you chalked. This will be helpful in case someone vandalizes the display or tries to erase the messages.
Second, if possible, have at least two people near the display at all times. This doubles as a great opportunity to recruit for your club since you can talk to people about the messages and get them interested in Students for Life. Who knows, you may even find a new all-star activist!
Finally, if controversy does happen, take photos of everything. Then, contact campus police and file a police report. After that, please contact me at [email protected] and copy your regional coordinator. Please include a brief summary of what happened, and before and after photos. If you can provide a time and day to reach you, that would be beneficial as well as we will want to follow up and help you.
- Don’t get discouraged if your “artwork” is scuffed or washed off by haters – that means they saw it
- Place messages at different angles and perspectives so foot traffic from every direction will catch a glimpse
- Keep the messages short and succinct; you only have a brief moment to get your point across – make it count
- Use bright or pastel colors like pink, blue, white and yellow