A week in our shoes: TURNING UP THE HEAT EDITION

Hey Hollabackers!

If you remember a few weeks back, we got a grant to do some strategic planning at our first ever board retreat at the Omega Institute.  Check out the video they did on all the organizations that were invited!

Women Serving Women Summit 2012 from Omega Institute on Vimeo.

Now, for some updates:

Our site leaders win funding! Congrats to our Hollaback sites in Czech Republic, Philly, Baltimore, and Croatia for winning $1k towards their efforts to combat street harassment from Worldwide Visionaries.

Jezebel’s 5th birthday, and we got honored! The official announcement will be up on Jezebel next week, but for now check out this super cute picture of me and our interns (from left to right) Rikera, Sunny, and Natalie from the party last night.

Our 6th class of Hollabacks are in training! They include:

Sheffield (in South Yorkshire)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Kenya
Lima, Peru
Melbourne, Australia
NYU
Poland
Quito, Ecuador
Victoria, (BC) Canada

Their webinar on how to localize the movement through on the ground activism takes place tomorrow.

Knight Civic Media Conference in Boston! I was honored to be invited. Check out the speaker videos, here.

Shout-out and profiles! This week I was profiled by SPIN magazine and Ashoka’s Changemakers, and we got awesome shout-outs from Scenarios USA, Sadie MagazineFrance 24 Observer, and Days of Pink Tumblr. The more media attention we draw to street harassment, the quicker people learn that street harassment is not OK!

Remember: all this is possible because some bold people (perhaps you) told their stories.  Let’s keep sharing our stories and keep growing this movement.

HOLLA and out –

Emily

 


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