Steps for Organizing a Demonstration:
• Identify and reach out to supporters/Create a coalition: As with organizing any event—whether a house party, teach-in or protest—it is essential to bring together a key group of people who are committed to the project. It is also useful to reach out to other groups to see if they would want to contribute to the demonstration. Campaigns work best when they are anchored by a coalition of groups and individuals. Who else might be interested in helping to plan the demonstration? What natural allies do you have in the community? Try to find coalition partners sooner rather than later. Coalitions work best when everyone is involved in the process from the beginning. Building coalitions among different constituencies is not only key to organizing a big demonstration— it is also essential to forming an energetic and broad-based social movement. • Assign tasks and determine roles. It is useful to make sure everyone knows their assigned tasks. When organizing a demonstration, you probably want one person responsible emceeing the protest itself; one person in charge with getting the required permits, and if necessary, being in contact with the policy; one person responsible for working with the media; and one responsible for signs, art, and chants. Everyone should be responsible for spreading the word to the general public.byGishe Abdi Wako!