Host a Screening on Campus & Make a Difference. For Realsies. posted by Lauren Grillo on 12/01/11 @ 10:49am via mtvU's Against Our Will Campaign
As part of mtvU’s Against Our Will campaign, the Slavery Footprint Campus Challenge is calling on college students across the country to join the fight to end modern-day slavery. The new online and mobile app from Slavery Footprint calculates how many slaves work for you based on your lifestyle. Then, you can earn Free World points by taking action or raising awareness about modern-day slavery. The top ten students at the top university by the end of the year will win a trip to mtvU's annual college music award show, the Woodies!
Here is your weekly action tip to earn Free World points (and help bring you one step closer to winning a trip to the mtvU Woodie Awards). This week, try….
Hosting a Screening: 20 Free World Points
Put a new spin on movie night by hosting a screening of a film related to human trafficking. Whether it’s in one of your classes or open to the entire campus, the film is sure to make a big impact by raising awareness about the dangers of human trafficking.
+Find a Movie
There are some incredibly moving documentaries out there, including Very Young Girls,Dreams Die Hard, and Call + Response.
+Book a Venue
If you want to take it out of the classroom, try talking with your school’s audio visual department to see if you can show the movie in a film screening room or lecture hall on campus.
Facebook, MeetUp.com, and your school’s e-mail newsletter cover the online territory, but you can also post flyers around campus to get the word out.
Everyone loves free food! Try getting the pizza place near you to donate some pizzas (it’s for a good cause!)
After the movie’s over, chat with your fellow students to see what they thought. If you need help getting the conversation going, check out our facts about human trafficking and talking tips.
Have you taken action to end modern-day slavery as part of the Slavery Footprint Campus Challenge? We would love to hear about it, and possibly feature you online! Email mtvU’s Against Our Will Campaign and tell us your story.