Are you looking for a fun way to tell your peers about the pro-life message? Do you need an easy but effective activity that even your busiest group members have time for? Chalking is a super simple activity that can make a big impact!
SFLA Resources to Request from your Regional Coordinator:
- Plan Your Year Guide
- “Fetal Development” topic cards
- “Rapid Response” training
- Check your school’s rules for chalking.
- Every school has different policies for chalking on sidewalks. You can contact your administration or group adviser for details about rules when chalking.
- Complete the required paperwork and receive approval to participate in a chalking event.
- Check when National Pro-Life Chalk Days are.
- Although you can do chalking at any time, it’s awesome to be part of the larger pro-life movement by chalking on the same day as groups around the nation. You can see which days are the National Pro-Life Chalk Days by requesting the SLFA Plan Your Year Guide from your Reginal Coordinator.
- Buy chalk.
- You can use your group’s funds or you can ask a local church/organization to sponsor your chalking efforts. Sidewalk chalk at Walmart, Dollar Tree, or Dollar General is cheap and should not cost much at all!
- Recruit group members to chalk.
- You want to maximize your impact and the more people that you recruit to help you chalk, the easier this will be! This is a low-commitment event that even the shyest members will love to do.
- Decide your messaging.
- You can use positive messages of support, fetal development facts, statistics about the number of abortions that happen in the United States every day or every year, or anything else your group decides on. Drawings can also be very effective and include when and where your meetings are so people know how to join your group!
- Break up into teams of two and head out with your chalk and your chosen messages.
- Be prepared for vandalism.
- Unfortunately, it’s not rare for pro-life messages to be sprayed off, written over, or scratched off. Take pictures and videos of any vandalism you encounter and send them to your Regional Coordinator.
Your rights as a student organization:
If you feel like your school is discriminating against your rights as a student organization by not allowing you to chalk, contact your Regional Coordinator. They can help you navigate your school’s policies and ensure that you are being treated the same as other groups.
Questions? Contact your Regional Coordinator for more information.