Global Speak Out for Chechnya

Step-by-step instructions

If there's no event near you, you could set up your own! Here is a step-by-step guide.

  1. Search online to find a good place to hold your event. If you’re in a city, perhaps there’s a Russian Embassy. Your parliament, city chambers or even town square could also be good places to meet.

  2. Decide on an exact time and place to meet – pick a place that’ll be easy for people to find. 

  3. Search online if your local authority requires you to get a permit of any kind. This requirement varies from country to country and place to place.

  4. Set up a Facebook event (click here for instructions) and email the link to [email protected]. Invite your Facebook friends and tell people you know! Not everyone uses Facebook, but All Out doesn't have a way to set up events on our website yet, so it's probably the best way we have for now of spreading the word about an event.

  5. Ask people attending the Global Speak Out to wear RED. This looks great in photos and will be a way to connect events happening around the world. 

  6. Spread the word even further, if you want you could invite local politicians or councillors to come along, and email the local newspaper to tell them about the event. 

  7. On the day, print out the All Out posters and go along about 10 minutes early to meet everyone. The posters will help everyone know they’re in the right place – see the downloadable posters here.

  8. When people have arrived, you might want to welcome them and tell everyone why you set up the event. There’s no rules for what you should do at your event – you could talk about why people have come and how people feel about the attacks in Chechnya. Some people may just want to be there, in the spirit of love, on the same night as so many of us around the world, to be one important part of a huge, global message to Russian authorities.

  9. One more thing – make sure you take a photo of your event and send it to [email protected] too, so we know the event happened and it can help us get headlines around the world. Depending on where you are in the world, it might be dark – so if you can bring a camera with a good flash, that’s a great idea.

  10. Good luck! 


Please note that we are a truly tiny global team at All Out, and we probably won't be able to give as much help and assistance to members organising events as we'd like to.

If you've got any more questions try asking other members on All Out's Facebook page for advice, and we'll do our best to chip in with advice and thoughts too where we can. Thanks for understanding!