1. I've heard that FFL has free
online College Outreach Program kits, what are they and how can I gain
access to them?
Five free, newly-revised password-protected
kits offer you and your faculty advisor various kinds of support - from
how to recruit group members to hosting FFL speakers and building pro-life
momentum on campus.
- Orientation/Club Sign-up Kit
- Pro-Life Student Group Kit
- Pro-Life Advisor Kit
- Pregnancy Care Center Kit
- Lecture Kits
If you are the leader of a pro-life
group on your campus, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and give us your name, mailing address, phone number, and the name of
your college. Any student may download the individual
ads and use the resources on our site for your papers. Past issues
of The American Feminist may also be downloaded
2. We LOVE FFL and would like
to start an FFL group on campus. How can we go about doing that?
We would love to be affiliated with
you! If you are interested in exploring this option, please contact the
College Outreach Program Coordinator at email@example.com
or call 703-836-3354
3. I am writing an essay/paper/article
on FFL - can I interview someone?
Due to the volume of requests, we
have created this website for the purposes of helping students on their
papers. Our spokespeople are generally unavailable for interviews because
they are traveling to campuses all over the U.S.
4. When is an FFL speaker going
to be coming to my area?
For a continually updated listing
of speaker dates in the next few months, see our Speaker
5. Does Feminists for Life have
speakers who could come to our campus?
Information on hosting
a speaker appears on our website. After reading through the guidelines,write
to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule a speaker. Be sure to include the name and geographic location
of your school, along with the dates you would prefer.
6. How far in advance do I need
to secure a lecture date?
Our College Outreach Program speakers
are in very high demand, and dates for the fall and spring semesters fill
up quickly! To be safe, you should try to request your lecture date several
months in advance. This doesn't mean that we can't coordinate an event
on shorter notice, but it will make it more difficult to accommodate your
preferred date. Keep in mind that the most successful lectures generally
take at least six-eight weeks to plan from start to finish. For a Pregnancy
Resource Forum, you need to allow your student group at least two-three
months to plan. To ensure that your group gets the lecture date requested,
the College Outreach Program Coordinator MUST receive a signed Student
Agreement Form from you SIX WEEKS BEFORE YOUR LECTURE. To get this form
and access to our lecture planning kits, contact FFL's College Outreach
Coordinator at email@example.com.
7. How much will the lecture cost?
To bring an FFL speaker to your campus, you will be responsible for her honorarium, which includes all travel/hotel expenses and educational materials. You will also be responsible for the cost of placing an ad in your campus newspaper before the lecture. A general budget of $2000-5000 is suggested, depending on the speaker you book. For amounts specific to your school and speaker request, contact the College Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will want to petition your college or university for the necessary funds to bring an FFL speaker to campus, so make sure you start planning your event in plenty of time to apply for school funding. There are some scholarships available through FFL - contact the College Outreach Coordinator for more information.
8. How can we minimize expenses?
The easiest way to cut costs is to
get more local schools to participate in an FFL lecture tour, because
then we are more likely to be able to find scholarships and discounts
due to travel breaks. If a college or university is not too far from yours
and you know the pro-life contacts there, get in touch with them and see
if they are also interested in hosting an FFL speaker or a Pregnancy Resource
Forum on their campus. You can also contact local, regional, or church
pro-life groups to petition for additional funding. For more tips on fundraising,
ask the College Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com,
for access to Serrin's or Sally's lecture kit. Remember, planning ahead
makes for a smoother event and it saves you money too - the sooner you
contact us and secure your lecture date by sending in your Student Agreement
Form, the sooner we can start looking for the cheapest travel fares!
9. Who makes the speaker's travel
Feminists for Life speakers will
book their own travel and accommodations unless specifically requested
not to do so. We will ask you to provide a suggestion for a local hotel
(with a restaurant) on the Student Agreement Form, but we may choose other
accommodations depending on price, location or convenience. Students will
be responsible for coordinating airport/train station pick-up/drop-off
arrangements with the College Outreach Coordinator.
10. What are my primary responsibilities as a student coordinator?
- Securing lecture date by sending
completed Student Agreement Form to College Outreach Program Coordinator
at least six weeks before lecture/forum.
- Coordinating lecture info: lecture
date, time, location, panelists (Pregnancy Resource Forum only), refreshments/reception
- Giving details for customized
speaker ad to the College Outreach Coordinator so that FFL can provide
you with your free 8.5x11 ad - this must run in your student newspaper
prior to the event and should also be copied to poster around campus.
Also, make sure you invite members of the student and local press to
cover the event.
- Getting the word out on campus
to make sure that students, faculty and staff are informed of the Who,
What, Where, When and Why. No one will come to the lecture if they don't
know about it! Post flyers all over the place, spread the word through
academic departments and campus organizations, make table tents, paint
a big bedsheet banner and hang it, get the lecture advertised in campus-wide
e-mails or activity calendars, tell local pro-life groups, send personal
invitations, get everyone in your group to bring a friend, tattoo lecture
info on your forehead... you know, whatever it takes.
- Making sure that Serrin or Sally
is picked up from the airport/train station, taken to the hotel, fed
dinner, brought to the lecture 15 minutes early, returned to the hotel
and taken back to the airport/train station ON TIME.
- Collecting any and all articles/editorials
written about Serrin or Sally's lecture, and sending to the College
Outreach Coordinator after the event.
- Making sure that your balance
due is paid to Feminists for Life before the end of the academic year.
If you have other questions about
FFL's College Outreach Program which are not answered here,
please contact FFL's College Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.