A Week in our Shoes: CAMPUS HARASSMENT CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

BY EMILY MAY

We’ve been working on the campus harassment campaign for over a year. We’ve met with over 50 college students, 20 administrators, and 10 different partners. We’ve written, and re-written our concept paper so many times we finally just had to stop and say: let’s do this. We brought it to funders, and like with everything we do, they said “that’s interesting” and “good luck” but no way are we funding that. It’s “risky” and “do people even know what campus harassment is?” Isn’t that the point, we wondered.

So we are doing what we’ve done before. We’re bringing it to you — our supporters — to let you tell us if you believe campus harassment is something worth solving. With 57% of students surveying saying that their #1 solution to this problem is an anonymous online platform, we’re guessing the answer is yes. But your donation will ultimately decide the fate of this program.¬†So let us know what you think.

And here’s some updates:

Legislative Progress in Brussels! Our site leaders in Brussels are working with a local politician who will be meeting with the Education Minister this Friday to request a focus and investment on addressing street harassment in Brussels. We’ll keep you posted on their progress.

Bloggers, needed in Gwynedd! If you know someone, send them here! On Monday we had our first blogger team meeting at the headquarters — so expect many more exciting things to come.

In the Press! Hollaback! has popped up all over the press this week including The Poughkeepsie Journal, the Line Campaign, Duke University blog and even ESPNW.

Thanks for your support!

HOLLA and out –

Emily

 

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