Usona Esperantisto № 2021:5 (sep–okt)

The E-USA Publicity Committee

Lasta ĝisdatigo: 2021-12-02
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In the preamble of the bylaws of Esperanto-USA we find the purpose of the organization: “to further education in, and dissemination of information about, the international auxiliary language Esperanto within the USA.”

The question is how to best disseminate that information in and after a pandemic using the tools of the 21st century.

To figure this out, a new group has formed under the leadership of Will Morton. Joining Will on the committee are Yvonne Morton, Phil Dorcas, David Wolff, Charles Germany, Alex Miller, and me (Chuck Mays).

The committee is starting with the task to determine where to focus our efforts. Although some in the group have experience with promotion, we know we don’t have all the answers.

To be clear, this committee is to publicize Esperanto and not to write press releases for E-USA. It is a committee to find ways to promote Esperanto in the USA.

We need your ideas! You can help by:

  1. Telling us what attracted you to start learning Esperanto.
  2. Sending us your ideas for promoting Esperanto. (What has worked, what has not worked, what you think might work locally and nationally?)
  3. Letting us know what you need to promote Esperanto in your location (financial, promotional materials, advice, etc.)
  4. Advising us on groups that you think might be fertile ground and groups you are involved with (Amateur Radio, Chess, Mensa, Polyglots, Science Fiction, etc.)
  5. Trying some of our ideas in the future and giving feedback.

Please send your thoughts and ideas to Charles Germany at cjgermany@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you.