|Posted by et34888 on September 4, 2015 at 1:25 AM|
Where Is Hope: The Art Of Murder Help Resource Page
Organize Screenings & Forums In Your Area
￼a. Go to "Where Is Hope" website (HTTP://WWW.WHEREISHOPE.WEBS.COM) to read about the project & look at the film trailer, if you are still excited about doing a forum/screening
￼then FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW........
￼b. Download ANY IMAGES OR INFO as needed from our Press Package and Study Guide on
￼c. DO YOUR HOMEWORK..COLLABORATE AND NETWORK...MAKE VISITS AND
￼CALLS.....Talk to other activists in the area of disability and police brutality to see if there is
￼support in your area for an open forum/screening.
d. What we did in the San Francisco Bay Area was to connect with local orgs that we have
relationships with like Berkeley Copwatch, libraries, community base media and cultural venues
and asked them are they willing to host, do media and also collaborate with our open
forums/screenings (Most venues we approach were free just to keep the coast down).
￼e. Make your Rough Draft press release with the co-sponsors names on it (fill in date, times and
￼place after you know which venues are open to collaborate or be a sponsor). Take a look at our
￼press release to use as an example if you like.
￼f. Discuss time, day and date, tech needs, accessibility with the venue and make an appointment
￼to see the venue.
g. When the co-sponsor, venue, time and date are nailed down, then you can start making a
Facebook event page and start emailing press releases or packets (by Snail Mail and email) to the
h. Two weeks before the event make sure you know how to show the movie (online) as well as
the venue's ability to show film from online source. DO A TEST BROADCAST AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE with the venue who must have a computer, Projector, Screen or Large TV and a
good wifi connection.
i. Make sure you know in details of how the event will go. Write a set program to guide you.
(Example) Who will introduce the film? Do you want to show the movie first? How would you
maintain control of the open forum? Will there be a facilitator or Host? Will you video tape it?
(Plan that ahead of time with your videographer/Photographer...(We would like some
images/Video for our website and youtube channel if available). Will you have surveys for
participants to fill out ANONYMOUSLY? (We can help with an example of a survey sheet).
Will you have a sign up sheet? Will you provide a table for information for participants to take
home? These are just some things to think about in your organizing your Screening/Forum. You
can also just do a screening or a Forum only. There are lots of ways to help spread the word and
￼participate. Every little bit helps our cause. BE CREATIVE (You can even do events for an
￼online screening and everyone can discuss in an online forum or chat (Youtube is great for this).
￼For additional guidance please feel free to contact us.
j. On the day of the event get to the venue early. At least an hour prior to start time to set up and
do another test on tech like computers, microphones, projector, wifi,etc. Set up info table and
arrange chairs,etc for how the room will look. Assign someone as the official Greeter to
facilitate getting people into the seating and comfortable.
k. These are some basic guidelines. You will add any other requirements for your event. GOOD
LUCK. Let us know how your event went by contacting us here after you have successfully
completed your event..