Note: not all of the following steps are required. For example, you don’t need a speaker if none is available; a discussion after the film will suffice.
Two people can organize the following within a couple of days:
- Pick a date. Make sure to give yourself enough lead time (the event should take place at least a week after your first public announcement).
- Find a church basement, a local bar, a house owner willing to host a party, a school classroom, etc. A donated venue is best, of course, but something low-cost will suffice. It might even pay for itself in the end, because you can pass a hat around and ask for donations during the event. (Make sure to ask the venue manager if you can take donations, and check that any necessary video and audio equipment is available.)
- Pick out the videos you’d like to show. Contact local speakers you trust. Find a sympathetic musician or pick out music for the interludes.
- Invite your friends and family, put posters up in well-trafficked places, send out an e-mail blast, add your event to online calendars, like the one at 911Truth.org, and to city-paper calendars.
- Write a brief leaflet. Make sure it includes your contact info and websites to visit. Feel free to use this one, if you like.
- Contact local activist groups and invite them each to send at least one representative.
- Be sure you know the research and style your own “talking points” for the most usual objections to the idea that 9/11 was a great deception. (This is unavoidable.)
- Talk up your event, call the local press. Adapt your leaflet into a press advisory.
- Get your local independent media lined up. (A videographer, whatever.) Reserve time on a public access channel to show a tape after of your event (or the film).
- As the event approaches, think about providing food and beverages.
- For the event itself, gather up a variety of leaflets, videos, books, buttons, deception dollars, etc. Arrange them on a table and wait. (Alternative: contact a known vendor you like.)
- When your audience of five to 500 arrives, impress upon them that they can do exactly the same thing you did. Emphasize that people are doing this everywhere. There is a large and growing 9/11 Truth movement. Remind them of all the talk of imminent terror attacks, and the urgency of this issue.
- If three new people are swayed to think about Sept. 11 differently, your event is already a success. If one or two of them come on board and want to stage their own event, congratulations.
- Consider that 9/11 truth is probably a less well-known term than Tupperware. Why?