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Guide to creating a heart-shaped human banner and communicating the debate
Short explanation of using human banners as a protest method
The following document describes and lists advice for nonviolent action done through street theater, pageants, and parades. For street theater, the tips involve performing to make the story visible and revolving the perfomance around a simple story. Regarding pageants, the stories should rely heavily on imagery and music. For parades, the action should involve a simple message and attention grabbing imagery.
Puppet Underground has provided steps to use when creating a story and designing creative, direct, and nonviolent action. When creating the story for an action, an actor must use the following five steps: Understand the Conflict, Identify the Characters, Explore the Images, Recognize the Underlying Assumptions, and Refine Your Story. When designing an action, one must choose the Action Basics and get creative with their action (e.g. intergrating the story with the action, utilizing artistic expression, etc.). Each step contains guiding questions to walk one through designing their action and the story behind it.