Week in Our Shoes: Making Waves Edition

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Hello Hollabackers!

This week Hollaback! was featured by Metro News, Greatists, Stop Street HarassmentThe Seattle Times, Time MagazineOttawa Citizen, PRN Newser,  Purposefully Scarred, The Post (Ohio University), Metro News and The New York Times Hollaback! took part in the Creative Time and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum presentation, Between the Door and the Street, a major work by the internationally celebrated artist Suzanne Lacy. Thousands of members of the public came out to wander among the stoops of Hollaback! and dozens of other organizations, to listen to what they were saying and form their own opinions on gender politics today – The New York Times blog and the Wall Street Journal covered the event.

In commemoration of Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, our ED, Emily May, spoke at Outten and Golden’s “The ABC’s of Bullying: From Academics and Business to the City Streets” on Tuesday. Emily’s interview for the book  “How Will You Create Positive Change” was also available for free download for Kindle via Amazon earlier this week. Emily also attended a community meeting hosted by the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault about our priorities in addressing sexual violence over the next year and featured HollabackPhilly‘s ad campaign and Julie’s Draw the Line campaign.

Debjani, our Deputy Director, spoke on a panel on Tuesday hosted by Council Member Crowley and Assemblyman Miller for Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Here’s what the HOLLAs around the world have been up to:

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio hosted a self-defense workshop and presented to a Cultural Diversity in Education class at Ohio University about grassroots activism and “teaching to transgress” social justice issues.

Hollaback! Ottawa is causing quite the stir with their recently published, Open letter to women in Ottawa.

The letter is a partnered project with a handful of amazing organization including the Sexual Assault Network and the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre. The impressive Julie LaLonde of Hollaback Ottawa has been honored with a 2013 Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case for “making a real difference in improving the lives of women and girls through her work to end sexual assault and sexual harassment.” Congrats, Julie!!

Hollaback! Boston  hosted their first volunteer bystander intervention training, and trained 13 new volunteers! They also hosted their third Take Back The Bar event in the Allston neighborhood of Boston. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s Stop Telling Women to Smile tour stopped by and featured a few Hollaback Boston members her wheatpaste artwork, check it out! They also partnered with Elevate to include the issue of street harassment in conversations with Boston mayoral candidates. Hollaback! Boston and Hollaback! LA Site Leaders attended the #femfuture retreat at the Omega Leadership Institute.

Hollaback! NYU  began promoting a petition for a rape crisis center at their school back in April and now they have one! Great work!!

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio hosted a self-defense workshop this week and hosting a Halloween Photo-Booth event this Saturday. Participants will hold signs with slogans like, “My costume is not consent,” it’s great way to make a statement against street harassment during Halloween.

Hollaback! Philly’s post on CNN’s ireport became an official CNN post this week! Check it out!

Whoa, what a week! HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

 

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