Sunday, June 2, 2013

Grassroots Advocacy- A Homeschool Experiment



A group of homeschool families from WISH...What You WISH your School Could Be Homeschool Co-op in Los Angeles got together to show how a little effort can make a big difference in advocacy.

We learned about Ethan Saylor and how his homicide and Human Rights Violation had such little attention compared to Trayvon Martin. His petition for justice had over 2 million signatures. We talked about what we could do and what it means to be grassroots.

Naturally we met at a park, made some signs, pulled a huge favor from a well known photographer Blake Gardner and made a YOUTUBE VIDEO.

One of the teenagers Finneas O'Connell and his band The Slightlys donated one of his original songs called Superhero to be used. (this is him^ he is so talented and nice)

We wanted the video to have energy and to be full of life in an effort to keep the interest of the viewer and to honor the energy of Ethan, himself a great musician and lover of music.

Another huge favor was secured with an editor from a popular television show. Everyone we asked was eager to help in any small way and we came up with this video as a means to spread the word about this Human Rights Violation against Ethan
HERE IS THE VIDEO WE MADE ...CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW. THE LINK TO THE PETITION IS ALSO THERE, IN THE DESCRIPTION!

 


We couldn't believe his own community had not already done more. We couldn't believe this Petition had such a lack of signatures and we wanted to watch it change.

Now that we have this awesome YOUTUBE VIDEO, what can we do?
What homeschool kids love to do,an experiment!
EXPERIMENT: Can our grassroots effort bring more attention to #justiceforethan? Can we get more signatures on the petition? Can we get our YOUTUBE VIDEO to go viral?

HYPOTHESIS: Yes!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Share the YOUTUBE VIDEO like it is your child, your best friend, your cousin, a person!
Sign the petition!
Tweet #justiceforethanand share the YOUTUBE VIDEO that way too!

CONCLUSION: #justiceforethan

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