[Greater-baltimore] FW: More details about Flashmob this weekend for Meet the Blind Month--spread the Word!

Riccobono, Mark MRiccobono at nfb.org
Wed Oct 17 22:37:00 UTC 2012

I hope video/audio/photos are part of the plan for this event. I will be at the NFB of California convention so I will have to miss it but it sounds like a lot of fun.

-----Original Message-----
From: Greater-baltimore [mailto:greater-baltimore-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Danielsen, Chris
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:56 AM
To: Greater Baltimore Chapter (greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org)
Subject: [Greater-baltimore] FW: More details about Flashmob this weekend for Meet the Blind Month--spread the Word!

Christopher S. Danielsen, J.D.
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind

From: mary jo hartle [mailto:mjhartle23 at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:38 AM
To: 'mary jo hartle'; 'NFB of Maryland Baltimore Chapter Discussion List'; Hartle, Jesse; Carranza, Rosy; Shaheen, Natalie; Lewis, Anil; State President, Maryland; 'Dezman Jackson'; 'Judy A. Rasmussen'; maryellethompson008 at comcast.net; Jensen, Meleah; 'Melissa Lomax'; 'Melissa N. Mehl'; 'National Federation of the Blind of Maryland'; 'NFBMD'; 'Tom and Eileen Rivera Ley'; 'Trudy Pickrel'; Hartle, Jesse; Wilson, Joanne; Ewell, Jason; portia_price at yahoo.com; Danielsen, Chris; Riccobono, Mark; Ringlein, Ellen; Maurer, Patricia
Subject: More details about Flashmob this weekend for Meet the Blind Month--spread the Word!

Hi all,
Just a few more days until we hold our "Meet the Blind Month" Flashmob.  I hope you are all working on your t-shirts and making plans to attend.  WE will be meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Sat. Oct. 20 at the Inner Harbor downtown.  Let's plan to meet at the Light Street Pavilion (the pavilion is on the south east corner of that intersection) just outside the east side entrance stairs.  This is the staircase near the water which leads to the entrance by H and M and The Fudgery inside the Pavilion.  Should it be raining, we will meet across the street at the Food Court in the Pratt st. Pavilion upstairs. (The Pratt St. Pavilion is the mall considered the Gallery.) There will be transportation provided from the NFB building if needed. Please let me know before Friday at Noon if you will be riding in the vans so we can get an accurate count.  Also, we will have a few t-shirts on hand that morning at the Greater Baltimore Chapter meeting if you still need to make one.
Please email me or call me with any questions.  Also, please spread the word to all your friends and family, sighted or blind as we would love to get as many people as we can to participate.  Facebook it, tweet it, email it, whatever!

Mary Jo Hartle
Cell: 318.243.4135
Mjhartle23 at gmail.com<mailto:Mjhartle23 at gmail.com>

Flashmob Details:

 "Meet the Blind" flash mob on Saturday, Oct. 20th at 1:00 p.m.  At the Inner Harbor.
Flashmobs are extremely popular right now, so we hope this will be an exciting activity for us to attempt.  For those of you who are not aware, a flash mob is (according to Wikipedia) a group of people who assemble suddenly in a place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, and artistic expression. Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, media, or viral emails.   There are also such things as "Smartmobs" which are more political or publicity based, so maybe we are holding a mix of both.  IN any case, it's going to be great.
So, if you are interested, and I hope you are, here are the details.
1.      Find a white t-shirt and a sharpie or fabric marker
You can find pretty inexpensive packages of white tees at stores like Walmart or Sam's Club, or even at craft stores like Michaels.  Or if you have one already and don't mind writing on it, just use that.
2.      2.  Have someone assist you in writing the following in large print with a permanent, or fabric marker on the front and back of the shirt: "I am blind and I'm a _____.  Fill in the blank with something that describes you, e.g., a parent, a teacher, a skier, a dancer, a singer, , a runner, etc.  Be creative.  Don't worry about making a professional shirt or anything fancy; just make sure the print is legible and viewable when the shirt is worn.
3.      .  Wear your t-shirt to the flash mob and meet at the designated location at the Inner Harbor at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20th.
4.      If you can't get a shirt, or need help printing the statement on your t-shirt, don't worry.  Please come to the chapter meeting that morning at 10:00 a.m. at the NFB Jernigan Institute.  .  We will have some shirts available along with fabric markers and sighted folks to help write messages on your shirts.
5.      WE will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the designated location.  Come ready to meet up with the group and participate in a brief pep rally of sorts to celebrate the capabilities of the blind.  After this meeting, we will disperse for lunch around the harbor area.  If you can't stay for lunch somewhere, don't worry.  Just come and join us.  The idea of having lunch is just to mix in with the sighted public and allow more people to see us and our messages.
WE also want to invite our family and friends to participate.  They too are encouraged to wear t-shirts with messages.  For example, theirs could say, "I'm the parent of a blind child", or I'm the friend of a blind person", etc.  Please help spread the word and invite all your family and friends to join us.  WE want as many people as possible to participate.
Greater-baltimore mailing list
Greater-baltimore at nfbnet.org
To unsubscribe, change your list options or get your account info for Greater-baltimore:

More information about the Greater-Baltimore mailing list