Week In Our Shoes: Pedaling to Progress Edition

Hey Hollabackers! 

This week, Hollaback! was featured in Boston.com, Changemakers, Woman on a WheelCapital Geek Girls, and WildWorks Station.

At the Mothership, DD Debjani Roy delivered a training to 100 folks as part of the Network for Healthy Teen Relationships conference, ‘From Bystander to Upstander’.

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

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio completed training with local restaurant O’Betty’s Red Hot!, which makes them their third Safer Space! They also gave four 45 minute lessons to 28 8th graders at Vinton Middle School.

Hollaback! Baltimore is hosting an event TONIGHT where they’ll be reading stories from their website, handing out info to those interested, and making their presence known with a projection – thanks to Luminous Intervention. Local business SugarBaltimore has also signed on to their Safer Spaces campaign!

Hollaback! Boston hosted the FIRST EVER tweet chat on bike street harassment, featuring awesome local panelists in honor of Bay State Bike Week! Here’s a Storify for you so that you can catch up on the awesome discussion that resulted. They have also officially announced that they are part of Mayor Marty Walsh’s Late Night Task Force, to bring the perspective of “examin[ing] the public safety requirements of expanded late night hours. Awesome!

Hollaback! Cleveland hosted a Flashmob Chalk Walkposting messages of positivity, affirmations, and solidarity on the east side of Cleveland! Check out their rad photos here.

Hollaback! Edinburgh was at the first ever Dyke March on the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans women in Scotland.

Hollaback! Houston was at Cyclofemme, an international women’s day of cycling, to support fellow women cyclists and talk about Hollaback!.

Hollaback! Israel attended Tel Aviv University’s Symposium on campus sexual harassment and how to deal with it.

Hollaback! Ottawa was on the morning television show Rogers Daytime Ottawa and co-hosted an important discussion on the role of men and boys in ending violence against women at Crime Prevention Ottawa. Also, here’s a summary of their weekend at Ottawa ComicCon and check out their awesome photos as well! Today, they’ll be participating in Mental Health Day at a local high school by tabling and handing out info.

Hollaback! Philly launched a petition against Comic Con International.

Hollaback! Sheffield held a volunteer meeting to talk about projects coming up in Sheffield the next couple of months.

There you have it, folks! Til next week-

HOLLA and out!

- The Hollaback! Team

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