Ideas for your WTTD 2020 event
So, the question is now, how you can combine your WTTD event with the political environment. Stakeholders in table tennis – like yourself – can amplify the message of equality and respect for diversity. Get active not only in a matter of playing table tennis, but in a political matter, where is no room for sexism, homophobia and racism! If there is another topical subject e.g. air pollution, which is urgent to discuss and to display in your community: Use it as a label or political slogan for the event! Therefore, you should be well informed, because interested people are going to ask questions. Be aware that some people don’t understand your point of view or simply just have another opinion. But use this for your own experience and knowledge, as well! These kinds of discussions and getting to know other opinions e.g. because they are in another life situation, can get very interesting and motivating.
TIP: Prepare short exhibitions and playful activities to highlight your topic and to let people understand your way of thinking. At the same time, help them to understand your opinion and be open to different input!
Besides this, if you still have in mind our last newsletter focussing on media environment, think about using a hashtag with your message to spread the word and combine it with ours #WorldTableTennisDay, #TT4ALL, #6April and #TT4Environment when you’re celebrating the World Table Tennis Day!
Another or additional way is choosing the right spot for your event to support your desire or concern through table tennis (Please make sure, whether you need a permission or else to get active at this location!). Choose a neighbourhood to promote equal education opportunities and to empower girls and women. Choose a river or a forest to get attention to environmental pollution. Choose a field to get attention to your local, eco-friendly business. Choose a street, where people of different ethnical or social background as well as people with different physical abilities can evolve and feel safe. Choose a club to raise the awareness of an ongoing or possible project for social development through table tennis and so on and so forth. Choose wisely and do it!