Sharing the CLASH message
Tabling 101 -- some basics to keep in mind
CLASH is present at community events for two reasons
Make people aware of the risks of lead poisoning (awareness)
Help people become active in addressing lead issues in their family and home (activism).
Your appearance and interest will bring people to the table. Reach out with your eyes, your smile, and your voice. (If you are yacking with your tablemates or friends, you are not "inviting" people to the table.
"We have information about lead safety"
"We have information about lead hazard
Standing up is more inviting than sitting at the table behind a stack of papers.
When a guest stops at the table be ready to explain who we are in one sentence. "CLASH is an all volunteer organization providing information and advocacy about lead safety."
Know your product. Be able to direct customers to the information you have available.
Thank them for stopping, tell them how to get more information (call, email, sign up for weekly newsletter).
Keep a record (tabling log) of the number of contacts
picked up literature
signed up for newsletter.
Andre and Molly: Tabling at Harvard Square 2021.
CLASH 101 Short presentations for small groups.
Sources of lead in the environment: Paint, Soil, Water.
Impacts of childhood lead exposure (lead basics)
childhood neurological impairments.
Infants/toddlers: Slow to meet developmental goals. withdrawal symptomatic autism, aggression/hyperactivity'
elementary: slow learner, hyperactivity/distraction, symptomatic ADHD.
adolescent: risk taking, impulsive or irrational behavior, interactions with juvenile justice and police.
adults: heart, kidney and diabetes
There are two strategies to address lead safety:
Early detection in children and isolate or remove lead hazards from homes and communities.
Requiring owners of rental property built before 1978 to have a lead clearance test every two years.
Who is CLASH?
All volunteer, mostly self funded coalition of 9 community based organizations.
We're not Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition.
Questions and Discussion
There's nothing wrong with saying "I don't know, but I'll find out."
The sign-in sheet is the "payment" that CLASH receives for our volunteer time and expertise.