VSA joins the Save Square

On Sunday, August 1st, the Animal Save Movement is organizing a vegan outreach event (called a save square) in Nijmegen, for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic. VSA Nijmegen is joining this event so that its members can get to know this form of activism. You can use this form to sign up for this activity.
The Save Square consist of two groups. One group stands around blindfolded (you can see through the blindfold) holding either a screen or a sign with text. The screens show (graphic) footage of the livestock industry. These activists stand in a clean formation to attract the attention of the public and with signs invite them to come closer. The other half of the group act as outreachers who have conversations with interested bystanders to have them reconsider their (food) choices regarding animals.
The participants regularly change roles, but if you don’t feel comfortable yet about doing outreach, you can just remain in the square. No rush!
After the event, participants often go out together for a drink or a bite to eat, feel free to join them.
A more detailed briefing is held at the event and board members of VSA Nijmegen are present to help you with your first activist experience.
The footage shown at the event is graphic, but you don’t need to watch it, if you don’t want to. Especially if you only stand in the formation, you see (next to) nothing of it.
Your VSA board members, the Animal Save Movement organizers, and your fellow activist are there for you, if you need any emotional support. After the event, VSA attendants will do a short reflection.
Corona-measures are in place: participants keep 1.5 meters distance. A mouth mask is not required, but you are free to wear one if you want.
Save Square
Plein ’44
Sunday, August 1st, 13:45
Please wear (plain) black or dark clothing without any prints about veganism. Blindfolds are provided.
If you need to get in touch with us, you can send an email to info@vsa-nijmegen.n


Sunday 1 August, 2021