Vegan chalk challenge- worthwhile or a waste of time?

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Vegan chalk challenge- worthwhile or a waste of time?

Post by Jebus » Wed May 29, 2019 3:49 pm

I'm undecided on whether I should participate in this event: https://www.veganchalkchallenge.org/

I fail to see the efficacy but maybe someone can convince me otherwise.
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Post by brimstoneSalad » Thu May 30, 2019 9:01 pm

I think it would depend on where you live.

If it's a liberal city with a lot of foot traffic in the area you're chalking it could be worthwhile, particularly if you're good at it.
Might run afoul graffiti laws though...

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Post by Red » Thu May 30, 2019 9:04 pm

It also depends on what you put down. I often see stickers on Stop signs so the sign says 'Stop Eating Animals.' This is speculation, but things like that might be counterproductive, since it makes vegans seem too radical and dogmatic.

What would be good things to write in the chalk?
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Post by Jebus » Fri May 31, 2019 1:44 am

Red wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:04 pm
What would be good things to write in the chalk?
https://www.veganchalkchallenge.org/what-to-write
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3. Watch Earthlings (Ethics)
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Post by Red » Fri May 31, 2019 10:53 am

Jebus wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 1:44 am
Red wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:04 pm
What would be good things to write in the chalk?
https://www.veganchalkchallenge.org/what-to-write
No, I meant which would be most effective in changing minds. That article is too simplistic.
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Post by Lay Vegan » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:12 pm

Depends on foot traffic and the general zeitgeist of the area. My city is quite small and moderately liberal, but chalking hasn't been very effective outside of attracting unwanted attention from security.

I do somewhat prefer it over leafleting, since it can be less intrusive.

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