Week in Our Shoes: Making the Impossible Possible Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week, Hollaback! was featured in The Week Magazine, NY Daily News, Voice of San Diego, Londonist, The Huffington Post, and Take Part.

At the mothership, Deputy Director, Debjani Roy, spoke at a press conference about the harassment of women and LGBT folks on public transit.

We would like to say THANK YOU to our Summer Interns from the Moxie Project at Duke Engage. Thanks, Jessica and Rebecca for all of your hard work in keeping the movement going!

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

Hollaback! Boston testified at the Legislative hearing for the Safe Access Bill, which works to reinstate a buffer zone that ensures everyone can access reproductive healthcare safely, which ended up being passed! They also co-sponsored the Supreme Rally in support of the bill, and hosted their summer Take Back The Bar event which was great!

Hollaback! Bmore is hosting Make Your Own Quilt Square! this weekend to support survivors of rape and abuse. If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by!

Hollaback! Berlin’s site leader Julie Brilling will be hosting a talk later today, called Awesome Comebacks to Street Harassment. So if you’re in the area, make sure to check it out! Also, Julie Brilling and was featured in the magazine, Lisa, along with Hollaback for their “Women of the Week” section. Keep up the great work Julie!

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Hollaback! Philly will be taking over Comic Con! They will be doing a safety audit this weekend along with interviewing cosplayers taking

signatures on their petition. Hollaback! Philly was also featured in the LA Times. Their comic con harassment piece was the comic con cover story for opening day. Awesome indeed!

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio hosted 5 workshops at Athens Rock Camp for Girls, including one on media literacy, two on street harassment and bystander intervention, and two on assertive communication and self defense, for 25 girls ages 12-18. They also did did a one hour training on Hollaback! and bystander intervention for 10 folks getting trained to run the crisis line for Ohio University Survivor Advocacy’s Outreach Program for Meigs, Athens, and Perry Counties! Great work, guys!

Hollaback! Melbourne participated in the Wicked Camper Thingy protest, where they protested a company that supplies travellers with vans that has ridiculous sexist, homophobic and racist slogans on them from Queensland. Great work!

Hollaback! Brussels got a shout out on the Stop Street Harassment Blog! Check the awesome article here!

Hollaback! Belfast’s volunteer, Orlaith Hendron, won the LGBT Advocate of the Year for Belfast Pride! Congrats! They will also be in the Pride Parade on Saturday!

Contiune the great work HOLLAs! Til next time-

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

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