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ACT First Zombie Flashmob

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A zombie apocalypse hits Canberra?


With a flashmob dancing to Thriller?


Say what?


When the Center for Disease Control started to use zombies as a theme for engaging the community about disaster preparedness, the world took notice.


On February 9, at a secret location in the heart of Canberra, Green Cross Australia will introduce the zombie theme to Australia's disaster resilience scene through a flashmob dancing to the tune of Michael Jackson's Thriller.


In partnership with the ANU Student Union, ACT SES volunteers and Canberrans of all types, we will boogey down to launch the exciting new ACT First disaster preparedness website.


Join our secret ACT FIrst Zombie Flashmob Facebook group to learn the simple moves onine, stay updated with the latest news and get the details for real-life dancing tutorials at the Canberra Dance Theatre.


Don't want to join the Facebook group but still want to learn the moves?

Head to  Melbourne Dance Hub's secret Green Cross Australia page using password: greencrossaustralia and watch the videos to get your Zombie dance moves on!



Wikipedia puts it best in describing how the CCD 'Preparedness 101 - Zombie Apocalyse' blog leads this charge:


  • "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse" is a blog post by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that uses a zombie apocalypse metaphor to raise public awareness ofemergency preparedness. [1] In a blog post titled "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse", the Director of the CDC's Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Rear Admiral Ali S. Khan writes: "Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That's right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you'll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency." [1] Comparing the upcoming hurricane season and possible pandemics to "flesh-eating zombies" from the horror filmNight of the Living Dead and the video game series Resident Evil, Khan recommends Americans prepare for natural disasters as they would have prepared for "ravenous monsters". [1]

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