Revolution #211, September 12, 2010
A Report from a Campus on Getting Out the Message and Call
Our overall goal for this campus is 4,000. Today we got out over 1,000 at the campus.
- 60 were distributed by a teacher to his classes. 1,000 were distributed all over campus by 3 people, in every major building, in every lounge and to groupings of students who were encountered as we went along. Slipped under the doors of professors' offices. Put up on bulletin boards. Image cards placed and stickers in noticeable spots. Also taken to a nearby coffeeshop and pizza place.
- Folded up and put into books in the library stacks, especially in the poli science, communism, social sciences, and arts sections, and in the current issues of the New York Times.
- At the computer terminals, one person went to each student at each computer and gave them a BA image card. As they looked at it, flipped it over, compared with the person next to them and question marks seemed to hang above their heads, the next person came by with the Revolution talk stickers and left one at each computer. So whether they took the sticker with them or not, the internet address was right there for people to look up.
- We had good interaction with a group of Arab students in a lounge, who at first were just joking around about it but became more serious as they heard, "We really ARE building a movement for revolution in this country," became curious about Bob Avakian and agreed to read the message and get together next week and talk with us in depth about it.
- Our team today included one new activist who is also going to get the broadsheets out to another campus where he goes to school. He took 100 broadsheets for starters.
In the neighborhood where the Revolution Books is—middle class people, artists, Black youth—we went out for an hour in the evening. The crowd was somewhat more sparse than we were hoping for, but we had some good interaction and debate going with youth in the area. Not able to get students to take bundles on the spot, but some youth in a band from a nearby town made plans to friend the bookstore on Facebook, and follow up with thoughts, questions and plans to get materials out in their area. 200 were distributed here.
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