Once again, the Zombie Research Society is happy to celebrate Zombie Awareness Month! Our annual campaign is meant to raise awareness of the living dead, and help prepare you for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. While this is a perfect time to celebrate all of your favorite zombie films, books, and video games… it’s also a wonderful opportunity to educate yourself.
The Zombie Research Society established the month of May as Zombie Awareness Month in 2007. During this time many of our members, fans, and followers observe the occasion by hosting charitable events, attending conventions and meetings, or by simply wearing a grey ribbon to help spread awareness. Our campaign has since been adopted by a number of official organizations over the years including several state governments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s truly a time for celebration, reflection, and education!
Zombie Awareness Month is a campaign to bring awareness about zombies and the possibility of a future zombie apocalypse. The month of May was chosen because a number of notable zombie films are set in May … In addition, the sense of hope, renewal and optimism that the spring season brings gives a contrast to the darkness of a zombie apocalypse. Supporters of the movement wear gray ribbons to spread awareness. The gray ribbon signifies the shadows that lurk behind the light of day.
In recent years, Zombie Awareness Month has become internationally recognized and the campaign is celebrated online by many major publications. It has even spawned the popular hashtag #ZombieAwarenessMonth on social media including both Facebook and Twitter.
However, the Zombie Research Society itself remains dedicated to the historic, cultural, and scientific study of the living dead. On our official website you will find a wealth of information provided by experts, authors, and academics discussing the possible causes, preparation, and prevention of the coming zombie apocalypse; and we encourage you to join the conversation!
Join us online at Facebook or Twitter, and simply use the hashtag #ZombieAwarenessMonth to share some of your personal stories and tips for surviving the zombie apocalypse. Or just check out our official Advisory Board to learn even more about the Zombie Research Society and our organization. This is your chance to support the campaign, help raise awareness, and maybe even save the life of someone you love… After all, what you don’t know can eat you!