Event preparation

In Australia and Victoria, citizens are allowed to organise rallies or protests in public spaces in order to voice their opinion on issues.  In order to hold an event (be it small or large) you always need to seek the permission of a person on whose land you are holding an event. This can be an individual, business, local council or state or federal government department.  If you are expecting a large number of people, police should also be informed.

Case study

A group of young people have chosen littering in their local park as an issue. There has been an increase in people visiting the area and leaving their unwanted rubbish, as there are not enough bins and visitors are not taking their rubbish with them. One of their actions is to create a short play in the park which would educate people about littering, especially kids who visit the park and their parents.

Activity Instructions

Read through the case study scenario. Review all of the eight steps.

Drag and drop three steps that these young people should start working on immediately.

Get ready for media: media release, posters and photos.
Contact the council for permission.
Write and rehearse the play.
Write synopsis of the play, its messages and goals.
Contact the media (papers and radio).
Create a list of tasks and allocate responsibilities.
Source or make costumes, props and campaign T-shirts.
Organise transport and find an adult to accompany the group.

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