Begin early. Form
a VICTIMS OF PORNOGRAPHY AWARENESS MONTH committee within your
organization; set goals and objectives for increasing awareness of
pornography's victims during the month of May.
related local organizations (including child abuse, adult survivors of
incest and sexual abuse, rape crisis and domestic violence centers,
pro-family and Christian groups) and create a coalition. Find out what
other local organizations might do to assist in commemorating the
month collectively or individually.
Choose a theme to
commemorate the four-week national outline. Think of ways to reach out
and work together to address the harms or pornography and the needs of
pornography's victims. Update your mailing lists. For example --board
members, donors, local service organizations, media, public officials,
places of worship, and schools.
spokespersons for your organization with the most recent statistics on
pornography, rape, molestation etc. Be sure you and/or your
spokesperson know state and local statistics with sources and specific
information about your organization -it's goals, activities,
accomplishments, and supporters and how this month relates to your
all current local newspaper articles or other relevant literature on
related topics (i.e., latest molester convicted while using
pornography, amicus briefs, etc.).
Use materials that
clearly identify who you are and how people can get in touch with
you. Is your name and logo, telephone, fax, e-mail and address on
your stationery and/or other printed materials?
businessmen, clergy, politicians (state, county, public officials),
law enforcement, civic and victim groups to agree to put their name on
the side of your letterhead to show the broad support of victims of
Design a logo or
ask someone artistic to help design a logo to go on all of your
letterhead, envelopes, and brochures of events. This logo will help
people identify victims of pornography month by seeing this on all
resource list of community organizations/agencies that provide
information, counseling, self-help programs, etc. Increased public
awareness often results in requests for referral to services.
Form a media
advisory committee to work with your organization to help plan media
activities and opportunities for May, and possibly throughout the
national media campaign materials and efforts as much as possible.
Make sure you coordinate with your state or national organization to
ensure everyone is aware of your activities and interests and to
assure no conflict with organization's plans, the goal being to
present a unified effort.
state departments of children and family services, or state's
department of mental health or the equivalent. Inform them that May
has been designated NATIONAL VICTIMS OF PORNOGRAPHY AWARENESS MONTH.
Offer information, and find out ways to possibly work together.
Create a good
supply of necessary publications and brochures available during this
period of heightened awareness for distribution.