There are many reasons for doing a flashmob. One is that it is fun and a great way to bring people together. Another is the shock factor and all of the people who don’t know what’s going on. Our reasons include some of those things, but the main one is to raise awareness of violence against women. Awareness is key if women and children are going to get the help they desperately need. By shocking people with this flashmob, the hope is that people will be curious and asking for information, and that if they want it, we can give it to them or point them in the right direction.
Our method is simple: Red hats and freezing on the spot. If only all activism was this easy!
A full update (hopefully with photographs) will be written after the event itself. I hope you’ve all got your red hats ready!