# 1: When is Stand For Freedom?
April 9, 2014. You can pick any hours you want starting on the 9th. Sign up here!
# 2: Why just one day this year?
Stand For Freedom is one way to show the breadth of the number of students who care about ending slavery. Standing on 1 day helps capture all the activity, making it easier to share and experience. It also helps you understand that you are standing with a much larger movement. This is not just about your event, rather about what we can do together. Every minute of April 9, there will be thousands of students standing on campuses all around the country (and in other countries too!)
# 3: What if we can’t do it on April 9?
We know some schools April 9 will not work for any number of reasons. So, you may need to host your actual Stand For Freedom event on a another day. However, we are asking all schools to have some presence on their campus on April 9. Even if it’s just a table for a few hours over lunch, take some pics, post them online. Use April 9 to get more people to sign up for your later event. Remember this is about you standing with the larger movement, not just your own school.
# 4: What should we do during Stand For Freedom?
There are some awesome ideas included in the free launch kit you can download once you’ve registered at the Stand For Freedom website. Also, we’ll be sharing some ideas on our Thursday weekly Google+ Hangouts. See this week’s hangout. Last week’s Google+ Hangout here.
# 5: If I have further questions, who should I ask?
You can ask questions on our weekly Google+ Hangouts, held every Thursday at 2pm EST. You can also watch the previous weeks Hangouts posted on the Student Leader Facebook group.
# 6: What if I still have questions?
Every person who is the leader for their Stand For Freedom event (meaning you signed your school up) was emailed a welcome email. On that email you were introduced to your National Student Leadership Team regional leader. This is a student in your region that has already led a Stand For Freedom event and can help answer all your questions.
# 6.5: What if I have even more questions?
# 7: Why should we raise money?
We raise money for many reasons. First, it takes financial resources to bring rescue to those trapped in slavery. Read real life stories here. Second, people are more connected when they support a cause financially. Third, giving financially of any amount is one of the easiest first steps people can take.
# 8: How do we raise money?
The first step is to ask people to donate. People rarely donate money without first being prompted. Other ideas: sell t-shirts, baked goods, pizza by the slice, get people to sponsor you $1 for every hour you stand, get local stores to donate items and have a raffle, host a concert, pass donation buckets, have an iPad or computer handy to donate electronically through FreedomMaker.
The schools that raised the most money last year did a majority of their fund raising before their event. So, start early!
# 9: How do I get people to stand?
We threw out some ideas on last week’s Google+ Hangout. Check out the replay.
Other ideas: Ask people. Ask other organizations on campus. Share about your event to your professors and classes. Put up signs around campus. Ask sports teams. Ask student government. Find 10 friends to each secure 10 people to stand. (Delegation is huge! You can’t do it all by yourself). Get some free food for those that will stand with you. Have a corn-hole competition with prizes. Entry fee goes to raising money for your event. There are tons of ways. The biggest factor is to ask people! If you don’t ask, they won’t stand.
Check out last week’s Google+ Hangout where we shared some ideas for getting people to sign up.
# 10: What’s the point of getting this petition signed?
Our special guest on the Google+ Hangout answers all here.