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May Activity of the Month: FLASH MOB!

Are you ready to do something out of the ordinary to raise awareness about tobacco? A flash mob should do the trick! Surprise people in a busy area with a sudden performance and a powerful message. You should complete the activity and post to your Chapter page or the closed Facebook group about it.

STEP 1 – Location, location, location: Choose a busy area to stage your flash mob, like a downtown area or the school cafeteria. Make sure to secure permission before planning this event.

STEP 2 – Choose your message: As a group, decide what you want to focus on. Do you want to expose how Big Tobacco targets youth? Inform people about the dangers of smoking? Or tell everyone about your Chapter? Make the message simple and memorable.

STEP 3 – Plan your activity: Be creative! Think about the details. Remember, a flash mob is all about surprising people and getting their attention in a fun way.
Will your group:

  • Break out into a dance?
  • Hold up signs that spell out your message?
  • Come up with a cheer that everyone shouts at the same time?

Your Chapter members may want to coordinate signs or outfits on the day of the flash mob or give your audience a flyer following your flash mob that includes your message, or post your signs in school. Get school official permission, if needed.

STEP 4 – Take the stage: On the day of your planned flash mob, take your places and make sure everyone knows their role. Cue the music (or have a chosen signal), raise your signs, start dancing, and make your statement in a big way!

STEP 5 – Report back: Make sure someone takes photos or film a video during your flash mob.  Be sure to get permission from everyone in the video to share it on social media. Again, don’t forget to post to The 84 Movement’s closed Facebook group or your Chapter page so we can see your creative minds at work! You can share it on your Chapter or personal social media profiles to spread the word as well!

STEP 6 – Send us the photo release forms for people in your video so that we can share it on our Fan Page and Twitter! Email the scanned copies to nvanatta@hria.org.

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