Ideas for Public, Purple Ribbon Activities
1. Activities need to include purple ribbons. Other than that, they can include virtually any event, can be held anywhere, and can be anything from:
2. Participation on an individual basis by as many people
as possible, including by members of organizations, and individuals,
to tie purple ribbons on anything, anywhere they can be seen: outside their
homes, trees, mailboxes, hang on front door like a Christmas wreath, car
antennas, etc. Also wear them whenever possible, too.
Public gatherings or public presentations (with or without political representatives,
community leaders, or persons of importance). Some examples of public places to consider are city halls, courthouses, parks, shopping areas, downtown or business
Rallies and gatherings, including any number of persons, large or small. Bring banners and/or signs if possible.
Social/fun events, such as picnics or other types of social gatherings.
Also, existing community or other organized events such as fairs or picnics
can be used to publicly tie/have a public showing of purple ribbons.
The simple act of finding a public place and tying purple ribbons, i.e.,
downtown areas, parks, etc., is extremely valuable. Purple ribbons can
show up anywhere, the more, the better!
In other words, ALMOST ANYTHING QUALIFIES AS LONG AS YOU BRING THE PURPLE
RIBBONS! It can be simple or creative as you like. You can also go to public places
and display purple ribbons, give out purple ribbons and/or brochures, etc..
Please compile a list containing locations and home addresses where
purple ribbons will be tied, and send them to me via email or US mail.
It is very important that the International Coordinator be provided this information
to be included in the international press release. Always be sure to provide
your name, organization name, address, telephone number and email address
so you can be contacted and for this information to be included on the
3. Feel free to contact/network with other organizations
about Equal Parents' Week for participation, and please notify the International
Coordinator as to the name, telephone number and email address of their
4. CUTOFF DATE FOR THE NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE: September 9, 2005. Please notify the International Coordinator by telephone, US mail or
email by this date of all activities, including purple ribbon activities,
candlelight vigils and home vigils. If your information is mailed by that
date it will be received in time. The national press release will be distributed
to all organizations who have contacted the National Coordinator and are
participating in Equal Parents' Week.
5. Ideas, questions, suggestions, or other things
you would like to discuss? Please email Patti Diroff, International
Coordinator, Equal Parents Week, Children's Rights Council (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call at (909) 591-3689. Please speak loudly and slowly when leaving a phone message.