It’s official – the new school year is upon us, meaning that pro-life groups across the country will be gearing up to bring the message of life to their campuses and communities. At SFLA, we want to remind students that as group leaders and members, you can count on us to provide a host of various resources as you plan events, gather resources, and train fellow students to join the movement. The following are just a few of the resources that SFLA offers to make sure that your group hits the ground running!
Plan Your Year Guide: Download and print this free month-by-month planner to help keep your group organized and map out when your group events will take place. Setting dates early in the semester is vital to insuring that your group’s schedule will have the least scheduling conflicts with other campus events, holiday breaks, etc. This planner also comes with event suggestions at the bottom of each month, to assist your group’s brainstorming sessions.
Event in a Box: SFLA provides a monthly Event-in-a-Box that are posted in an easy-to-access links to downloadable resources (e.g. flyers, graphics). They include resources like activism ideas, talking points, speaker lists, advertising and marketing materials, and meeting plans. Occasionally the event packs include material resources, which SFLA will ship for free! To sign up for this free resource, click here.
National Prolife Chalk Day: This bi-annual event is a simple yet effective event that can be a great way to get your group member’s feet wet in public prolife activism. Simple slogans such as Human Rights for All: Born & Preborn, and Heartbeat Begins Beating at 21 Days can provoke discussions and raise public awareness of abortion. You can also chalk hashtags that will refer people to online discussions of current prolife news, such as #PPsellsBabyParts, or refer people to the Twitter or Facebook for your group.
Online Training: One of the most important events you can plan for your group is basic training for your new members. SFLA’s Youtube page hosts a number of concise and easy to follow training videos that you can use to help members learn how to efficiently run a group, how to react to opposition on campus, and a number of other useful videos that you can find here.
Group Training: Our Regional Coordinators conduct individual group trainings both online and in-person. Groups can learn everything from apologetics to apologetics to how to form a Pregnant on Campus Initiative. And it’s all free. Email email@example.com to find out who your individual RC is!
Leadership Summits: Every semester SFLA hosts Leadership Summits which provide a great opportunity for local prolife leaders to connect and receive personalized training for their regional needs. Click here for a list of upcoming dates and locations for the 2015-16 school year!
SFLA National Conferences: The SFLA national conferences can serve as not only a great training and networking opportunity, but provide your group with the ability to participate in a national prolife event with thousands of other likeminded students from across the nation! Click here to access some of the speaking events from past SFLA national conferences, and start strategizing with your group on ways that you can join us next year in DC or San Francisco! Save the dates for January 2016: January 23rd in Washington, DC and January 24th in San Francisco.
Pregnant on Campus: We have put together a number of resources for women who want to find ways to choose life for their babies while staying in school at our unique website www.PregnantonCampus.org. In addition to resources for the mothers, we also provide step-by-step methods to insure that your campus provides resources to these women, and how your group itself can be a place of help for these women.
Postcards and Prolife Literature: Check out the numerous materials on our site that you can use to advertise your group by passing out, put on tables or bulletin boards, or provide at group meetings. These resources range from topics like “What about the health of the mother?,” Overpopulation, Planned Parenthood, and much more.
Free Legal Help: Some campus administration are just are not happy to have a prolife group on campus. But it is the right of students to have a prolife group at their school! We will back you up if you encounter any illegal opposition to starting a pro-life group or hosting events on campus. If you think your rights are being violated, you can go here to receive free legal help. To see one case from last semester where a school violated the rights of a high school student by denying her ability to start a group, and how we fought back, click here!