Since we will NOT be gathering ahead of time to deliver specific instructions to flash mob participants, we are counting on you to PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING & SHARE OUT THE INFORMATION (especially to those not RSVP through facebook or evite -- our central communication mechanisms).
We've got over 100 people RSVP'ed!! All of these folks will gather to demand that world leaders SEAL A REAL DEAL: one that is FAIR, AMBITIOUS & BINDING (F.A.B.). We will be moving in SLOW MOTION throughout the Burlington Town Center Mall to draw attention to the molasses-like speed of the international climate negotiations. Please join us!
- SET YOUR CELL PHONE ALARMS TO GO OFF AT NOON
- If you feel so moved, prepare signs sharing your take on what is needed for a real deal (find ready-made "Real Deal" & F.A.B. posters here)
- "SHOP" IN SLOW MOTION FOR FIVE (5) MINUTES
- Start making your way from wherever you happen to be in the downtown mall to Church Street -- the gathering of zombie-like people all walking in the same direction, will surely draw a crowd.
- GATHER FOR A PHOTO ON CHURCH STREET (OUTSIDE the mall, between Starbucks & Old Navy)
- Expect media coverage and bring a camera!
- A small group of event organizers and volunteers will be wearing t-shirts that spell out our "ask" and gathering signatures from supporters in the crowd to be delivered to the Senators Leahy & Sanders. If you would like to help, please approach someone with a t-shirt and introduce yourself! :)
- SEND YOUR PHOTOS TO directly to firstname.lastname@example.org (and copy Vermont@OxfamActionCorps.org, please!) -- these photos will be displayed immediately to world leaders at Copenhagen!
- Give yourselves a pat on the back for pulling off a powerful, fun & peaceful (read: LEGAL & NON-VIOLENT) direct action in the struggle for climate justice!
- Consider participating in one of the Climate Justice Vigils being organized throughout Vermont -- http://www.350.org/map
Many thanks to all for your time and support!
the VT Oxfam Action Corps