John Gordos and I arrived at Miami University to meet up with Josh Bryant around noon. Where we decided we would stay until every Constitution was passed out. I had reserved the Slant Walk area to table and chose a shady intersection with high traffic to distribute material.
The table was set up on the grass, so as to not obstruct people walking by on the sidewalks between Harrison Hall, King Library, and uptown. The weather was as perfect for tabling as it was terrible for my fair skin, no clouds or wind all day.
Overall, those on campus seemed interested and pleased by our tabling activities. Older people appeared especially enthusiastic and most always accepted a Constitution and other materials.
Of the college-aged individuals: 60% took a Constitution and continued on, 10% excitedly asked more questions and/or signed up, 20% appeared to be engaged with their electronic devices (earbuds, cellphones, etc.), and 10% saw what we were handing out and said “No Thanks,” though a few men said it was because they already had one. To this, Josh Bryant would approach, saying “I bet you don’t have this!” and handed them the “How to Deal with the Police” cards.
Most people seemed to respond even more enthusiastically to those cards, though there was one girl who, when Josh mentioned police brutality, said “Those people the police were going after should have just stopped when the police told them to,” and walked away from the awkward, stunned silence she’d left at the table.