March 20th: Flash Mob for Syria Awareness in NYC Times Square

Syria flashmob I know this is a little off subject then what I usually write about, but I’ve always wanted to be in a flash mob and I love the idea of holding up pita bread to help raise awareness around what’s happening in Syria. You may have heard or been apart of the Thunderclap social media campaign to raise awareness about Yarmouk. It was backed by 131 organizations from around the world, and thousands of private individuals signed up to be a part of it. (Learn more HERE)

The campaign will hit 23 million impressions this week—the population of pre-war Syria—so the iconic campaign image will be broadcast on the Reuters billboard in Times Square from 7:30-7:35 and 8:30-8:35 this Thursday.

How to get involved: During those five-minute windows, they need volunteers to stand silently with both arms outstretched and both hands holding a pita (as in the bread!), looking up to the image.

Join them directly under the Reuter’s screen on 43rd St. and 7th Ave at 7:15pm to check in, get a pita and an assigned location to stand in, and get your face painted (optional) with “#LetUsThrough.” If possible, please wear black! (although it’s optional!). If you can stay for both 5-minute flash mobs, that’s great but if not there’s also a later window for a check in at 8:15pm.

RSVP on their Facebook page HERE and please SHARE this invitation with friends in New York who might be interested!

Questions? Email [email protected]m or call Jess at 781-927-8130.