Week In Our Shoes: Some Holla Hellos!

Hey Hollas!

It’s time for a REVOLUTION!

As many of you know, Hollaback! is holding the FIRST EVER international conference on street harassment–Holla::REVOLUTION! Featuring speakers, activists, and performers! Put the date on your calendar: JULY 25th @ New York University! Get more info & your ticket here!

                                                                            

In other news…

We’ve had quite the eventful week here at the mothership!

Julia!

Julia!

Hollaback! interviewed New York writer, artist, and creative trailblazer Gina Tron! Gina is the designer behind Hollaback’s upcoming t-shirt design. Find out what bought her to Hollaback! and what she has to say about street harassment.

We met with members of Vitamin Women and H&M to discuss potential partnerships, and had a long talk with Morgan-Stanley. They are doing some great pro-bono consulting with us on our work at college campuses.

Emily spoke at Feminist Summer Camp, and we had our June HOLLAhappy hour! It was a blast — and we made some incredible signs in preparation for PRIDE.

The home office is also saying farewell to our Communications Intern, Julia Daye. Thank you Julia for all of your hard work! You will be missed! Hollaback! is also welcoming two new interns to our New York City office–Sarah Scriven and Maya Flippen.

Press!

In the final week of our Raise For Women challenge, former Hollaback! Intern Lindsey published her article in the Huffington Post! The piece, titled “Alcohol, Street Harassment and Fault: A Bartender’s Dilemma,” is a candid discussion of thought-provoking contradictions and raises important questions regarding everyday violence and harassment. Definitely a must read. Hollaback’s new Employer Guide was covered in New York Nonprofit Press!

Also, Emily’s Interview with GirlTank was a big hit! Check it out here:

And here’s what happened around the world:

Hollaback! Buenos Aires is raising awareness about the enormous importance of using people’s preferred gender pronouns. Trans or not, language matters!

Hollaback! Bosnia-Herzegovina is cheering for women’s first time land rights in Morocco!

Hollaback! Edinburgh will be presenting at parliament on Next Generation Feminism on June 14! Also, Ellie just published a great piece on the site on why its so important to speak up, whether you yourself are the target of harassment or a bystander to it.

Hollaback! Ottawa‘s Julie Lalonde was cited in a Halifax Metro News article regarding the transit commission’s desire to meet with different activist organizations to make their transit systems safer. Way to go Julie and the Hollaback! team!

Hollaback! Berlin released its musical compilation “Cats Against Catcalling” in partnership with Riot Grrl!! It is online and can 968915_507918239262630_1658061209_nbe downloaded for free!

Hollaback! Edinburgh announced a new session with the Scottish Parliament happening on June 14th as a part of Next Generation Feminism. Are you interested in attending?

Hollaback! Philly went to Wizard Con this past weekend, donning creative outfits and signs that read cosplay =/= consent

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio launched a bystander intervention certification program for area bartenders! Check out their great accomplishment!

Hollaback! Boston has been up to a lot! On June 5th, they teamed up for a Spitfire event discussing street harassment. Check out the great pictures of the event on their site! On June 8th, Boston hollas will be marching in the Boston Pride Parade! In this week’s edition of Boston’s “Introducing” series, hollas interview Kendall, a Bostonian yogi and nutrition guru. Finally, check out Kayla’s witty and honest piece, “I’ll smile when you stop telling me to.”

Hollaback! Wellington welcomes a brand new site manager to their team! Welcome to the Hollaback! family, Tom!

Thank you for another incredible week! Keep up the inspiration!

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