The Mens Health Experts needs YOU

The feedback we received in class last week was really helpful.  We decided that we need more time to plan our flash mob, fix the posters, and add stuff to a website. So we changed the date and location of our flash mob from this weekend (April 14th) to April 21st.  We’ve moved the location from Union Square to Washington Square Park.

Website

This past week we’ve created a more comprehensive website.  Let us know what you think we can add.

Twitter

We’ve been tweeting please follow us, and re-tweet our posts.  First person to re-tweet gets a puppy.

Poster

We’ve re-designed the poster and are going to put it everywhere as soon as we can finalize some details.

We’ve also been in touch with student services and they can include the details of our “march” in an all student e-blast that reaches about 3,000 people.

We created a press release; once this is finalized we are going to reach out to the New School Feminist Collective and will ask them if they would like to partner with our group.

Video We did some “Man on the street” interviews last Thursday.  We are going to edit this video and our unusual birth control methods this Thursday.

Flash Mob Rundown

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 – MANSTRUATION MARCH/ THE BIG DAY!!

1:30 PM:Meet at W. 4th St. Park – to the side of the basketball courts
Discuss line of events and time frame
Pass out all the air balloons – impregnate the men (and women)!
Pass out stickers to place on WHITE t-shirts
Divide group into thirds –  one camera person per group

1:50 PM: Begin to descend on Washington Square Park

Everyone should be playing rap song “None of your business” as we flash mob to park (on phone or boombox)

Entry Points:
1.    Under the Arch
2.    Washington Square W. Street Entrance
3.    Thompson St. Entrance (across from the arch)

2:00 PM:  Surround the fountain – circle up – stop the music

Silence – Break Water Balloons – Release of the pregnant balloon into the air

2:10 PM: Panel discussion by health experts – holding symbolic posters
Speech – Interruption from Audience Member – “None of your business”

           

Exclusive premier of our hot new rap “Rhythm Method” by Sister Celibacy.

Play with political footballs

Board games (The Game of Life)

 

4:00 PM: Meet at Bar – The Half Pint

76 W 3rd St

(between Laguardia Pl & Thompson St)

New York, NY 10012

Materials
1. Boom Box (with batteries)
2. Information forms – map/ times
3. Pink balloons w/ strings
4. Water balloons
5. 3 cameras – possibly iphones
6. Panel Posters/ Chastity Belt for Nun
7. Booth table
8. Condoms, candy (sugar daddies), game, petition info, info on website (pamphlet)
9.  Costumes – nun, politician, and scientist
10. Possibly nun habit(s)
11. Stickers – “http://menshealthexperts.wordpress.com/
12. Bullhorn
13. Wireless mic

Questions

If any one wants to collaborate or has any general suggestions, please contact us.

Can you guys participate in our flash mob?  There will be games and drinks (after the flash mob).

Does any one want to help us promote and or organize this flash mob?

Who knows where we can get some of the materiel’s needed for the flash mob. For instance, how can I get a bullhorn?

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Author:miranda shafer

Miranda Shafer is a freelance producer for the podcast, "How Do We Fix It?" In January 2015 She graduated with a Masters in Media Studies from The New School. She has worked for WNYC as a production assistant for Selected Shorts and as a producer for the series "Talk to Me." She likes hot media and cold weather.

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5 Comments on “The Mens Health Experts needs YOU”

  1. April 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Additionally, we came across NOW (National Organization of Women) NYC’s campaign to advocate for birth control. We plan to gather signatures for their petition at our event and possibly seek their support in publicizing our event

  2. Laila
    April 13, 2012 at 7:33 pm #

    Hi Guys! I came across this article today and thought of your project…
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/13/male-birth-control_n_1424065.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

    • miranda shafer
      April 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      Thanks Laila! I will check this out.

  3. christo
    April 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    Here’s a link to the HOMU (all I know is this photo) stand that sets up under the High Line: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alishabenson/5944779796/

    • miranda shafer
      April 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

      Thanks Christo

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