The international call for solidarity with Odessa is initiated by Odessa Solidarity Campaign och Prague Spring 2 – Network against right wing extremism and populism.
We want to emphasize that any kind of action in solidarity with Odessa on May 2 or during whole May would be welcome; a rally, march, public meeting, vigil – or even just one or a few people standing on a busy street corner with signs or even just taking a photo with a red carnation flower and a well-know view. The idea is to have something, no matter how modest, happening in as many cities and villages around the world as possible.
Odessa Solidarity Campaign has produced five posters you can download and print out on 11″ x 17″ (or equivalent) paper or cardstock.
NOTE! Odessians also encourage you to choose one poster and use it as a temporary profile picture on Facebook and on other social media.
Remember that at the memorials in Odessa, people carry flowers and release black balloons into the air. Carrying flowers and releasing black balloons would be seen as acts of solidarity.
It would also be helpful to carry a sign about Odessa in a during any gathering you attend during May – anything to bring attention to the massacre and the current situation in Odessa.
Finally, please take a photo of your action and send it to aktivisterforfred@gmail,com and we will post the photos on our blog The World in Solidarity with Odessa so that everyone including Odessa can see your message to the world.
Don’t forget to include:
- the place where the action took place;
- the name of the organization or organizations sponsoring the action (optional);
- the name of the photographer, for credit for taking the photo (optional).