This year, we ask that our team captains set up a pre-walk event to create their team banner. We appreciate the teams taking responsibility for this task, and believe that the event will foster team unity! You can use the time together to plan for other things as well, such as where you will meet at the walk and who everyone’s contact will be.
If you happen to already have a banner for your synagogue, youth group, school, etc, wonderful! Be sure to bring it to the walk. If not, we’re happy to provide some resources. Check back here for updates.
- For all of our poster printing needs, we use Blair Graphics (1740 Stanford St., Santa Monica, CA 90404). They can be reached at 310.829.4621.
- If you need any of our art or logos (JWW logo, Walk to End Genocide logo with footsteps, Fight Genocide logo, etc), send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get those to you.
- Planning your event and providing materials:
- Be sure to specify that if children attend this activity, they should be supervised by an adult. This poster will represent your team, so it should be legible.
- Option: You can bring butcher paper to your event to sketch out your banner, and then have it printed professionally. You will need someone skilled enough with a graphic arts program to recreate your poster as a file that can be printed. You can, of course, use the butcher paper as your actual poster —you will just need to be gentle with it.
- Option: Buy a blank vinyl poster and have people draw on it directly with sharpies. Be sure it is not glossy vinyl to avoid smearing.
- Option: Felt or some other cloth would also be an excellent poster-material. Provide fabric markers or puffy paint, and perhaps glue and glitter if you really want to shine!
- If you create a banner out of durable materials, you can use it year after year, retaining your team identity. We think it could be a powerful community building and recognition tool.