Our first outreach activity has been the sticker campaign, where our team of volunteers distribute stickers of the NOT NORMAL NOT OK logo directly to people at live music events – asking everyone at the gig to wear a sign of no tolerance towards sexual violence.
From the moment we launched, the NOT NORMAL NOT OK stickers have been welcomed by venues, promoters and gig goers across the city – with many artists also asking for stickers so they can wear them on stage whenever (and wherever) they perform. It’s a simple and effective way of spreading the message that sexual violence will be challenged, that we will not stand by and allow such abuse to happen in our live music scene.
When people arrive at the gig, our volunteers hand them a sticker and tell them about the NOT NORMAL NOT OK campaign – they can wear the logo to show their support, or just remember the campaign if they or someone they know ever need help with any issues around sexual violence.
It’s a powerful sight, to see a room full of people wearing a brightly coloured message that they are looking out for one another. The stickers have popped up on the occasional lamppost and venue bathroom wall too.
But the response has been phenomenal, with venues from the Hare and Hounds to the Symphony Hall inviting our sticker campaign through their doors. Our only obstacle is people power – the more volunteers we have, the more venues we can attend and the more people we can reach.
If you would like to help with the NOT NORMAL NOT sticker campaign, or if you are a promoter or venue wanting to know more about this or any of our outreach activities, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org