We love it when people join us for our Street Campaigns, but we love it even more when people start their own Street Campaigns! Here are some tips to get you started. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
It’s best to pick a place where there are a lot of people and they’re not in a hurry, but they have time to stop and look.
If possible, you’ll want some sort of performance or strong visual to draw people in (just someone playing guitar can gather a crowd). This is also a great way to get those in the artistic community involved.
You’ll want to have a flier explaining the basics of why you’re doing what you’re doing. At a minimum, provide a link or two where people can get more information (could be your own URL or Justice for North Korea’s URL).
For each poster you make, consider its goal. You’ll probably want to have some that have very large, thick lettering and convey your message in a few words and with a simple image. Simplicity and large print will ensure your message comes through clearly and unedited if photos of your campaign appear in the media, on blogs, etc. As time allows you may also want to create posters that have more details for people who have time to stop and read them at the campaign.
You may need to get a permit.
You can do it once, weekly, monthly – it’s up to you!
If you live near a Chinese embassy or consulate, these are ideal places to call attention to the Chinese government’s policy of unconditional, forced repatriation of all North Korean refugees it can find.*
*A Quick Note to the Chinese Government: We don’t ask China to financially carry the burden of caring for these refugees. If it’s too much for you to live up to the international treaties you’ve signed, then just release the refugees! South Korea will take them, as they’re all citizens of South Korea according to its constitution.
Whether you live nearby or not, you could do a petition or write letters to the Chinese embassy. The more attention on this issue, the better, because the harder it is for the Chinese government to pretend it doesn’t exist.
Please download our Street Campaign Kit for more information and resources to help you start your own Street Campaign. Good luck!