A Week in Our Shoes

Week In Our Shoes: Trainings, Talks, and Protests Edition!

Happy Friday Hollaback!’ers,

This week has seen some targeted press, with articles in The Huffington Post, Fast Company, and PIX 11.

Hollaback! sites around the world are busy this week:

The Hollaback! Mothership held a street harassment training at the Rainbow Heights club: a center for support and advocacy for LGBT mental health consumers.

Hollaback! Berlin talked about feminism and pop culture at the “Bundes Frauen*InterTrans*Konferenz” of the Grüne Jugend in Leipzig.

Hollaback Des Moines held a monthly meet up and tabled at the Iowa Student Power Convergence.

Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 1.17.56 PMHollaback! London has raised up to £730 in crowd funding for the Good Night Out Campaign

…And participated in a Russian radio panel discussion on sexism!

Hollaback! Bahamas Trained the trainers! The session with COBUS (College of The Bahamas Union of Students) focused on the Constitutional Amendment Bills regarding gender equality was a huge success. 

The team also guest lectured a class at COB on gender issues and the Constitutional Amendment Bills.

Hollaback! Ottawa spoke at and marched in their local Slutwalk last Saturday.

Great job this week team!

HOLLA and out!

- The Hollaback! Staff

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Week in Our Shoes: Non Stop Trainings Edition

Happy Friday Hollaback!’ers!

This week has shown a whirlwind of press for Hollaback! sites, with features in Mic, Voqal, Metro Boston, Al Jazeera America, and the Huffington Post.

Hollaback! sites around the world are as busy as ever. This week:

The Hollaback! Mothership held two street harassment training sessions at Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School and an all day training session for BOCES training prep in partnership with Cornell University. Our deputy director, Debjani, was interviewed for Al Jazeera America – you can check out that video here!

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 2.15.55 PMHollaback! Boston successfully lobbied their mayor to sign a pledge agreeing to community safety audits! The auditing begins on September 15th. They’ve also launched their anti-street harassment ads on local transit. SO AMAZING! And finally, they just launched a campaign to take down the Dov Charney flag at a local American Apparel, citing the numerous sexual harassment lawsuits filed against him. Sign their petition here!

Also, one of their site leaders, Kate, won a One in Three Impact award. Go Kate!

Hollaback! Polska had a ton of press this week, being quoted in two separate Na:temat articles on harassment and online privacy.

Hollaback! Melbourne was represented at Slutwalk; site leader Simone was one of the speakers addressing the crowd of over 1,000 folks. HB Melbourne is a friend of Girls on Film Festival – a feminist festival launching this weekend. Check it out here!

Hollaback! Mumbai is one of the official partners of Breakthrough‘s #selfies4school campaign – a campaign that aims to send 25k girls to school. The team will be contributing towards the blogathon and providing social media promotion. Check out the campaign here.

bangaloreHollaback! Bangalore gave an anti-street harassment talk and presentation to SSMRV Degree College.

Hollaback! Bahamas presented at the COBUS (College of the Bahamas Union of Students) Health & Safety forum on street harassment. They also participated in a series of video interviews on the Constitutional Amendment Bills for gender equality. And, to cap off the week, they attended three workshops and events hosted by the U.S Embassy on women’s empowerment and youth engagement. Whew!

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio site leader Sarah’s art was featured in the article “Two Underground Artists gain inspiration locally while gaining wider attention” in the Athens News. It featured anti-street harassment art that you can check out here!

Hollaback! Philly is holding a cosplayer harassment panel at the J1 Anime Con on Sunday. The Con is using Hollaback! Philly’s manual to train all of their volunteers before the convention. Hooray!

Great job this week team!

HOLLA and out!

- The Hollaback! Staff

 

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Week in Our Shoes: Wrapping up the Summer Edition

Happy Friday Hollaback!’er’s!

This week has been full of press, with interviews and overviews in Fox 5, AM New YorkPhiladelphia Daily News, the Daily Iowan, the Vancouver Courier, and more!

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Hollaback! sites around the world are making this last week of summer count! This week,

Hollaback! Ottawa marched in their Capital Pride parade (with amazing outfits!)

Hollaback! Bahamas had a press heavy week – including Bahamas at Sunrise and the radio show “Connected.” On top of all that, they held their first Educational Ambassador Training (on Constitutional Amendment Bills going to referendum) at the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas.

The Hollaback! Mothership‘s deputy director Debjani Roy had an op-ed published in XOJane.

Hollaback! Boston began conversations with Uber on creating safer riding environments in their city.

Hollaback! Columbus held a local meeting and info session, bringing together volunteers and folks interested in ending street harassment in their city.

Hollaback! London is taking the UK by storm this week with their Good Night Out campaign. The crowd-funding for their campaign just launched – so spread the news! The team also made waves over at the BBC, after they were interviewed to discuss the recent attack faced by a woman at the Notting Hill Carnival.

Great work team! 

Until next week,

HOLLA and out!

 

 

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Week in Our Shoes: New Threads Edition

weekinourshoesHappy Friday Hollaback!’er’s!

This week, Hollaback! has been busy with press, receiving coverage in : Change Magazine, Salon, Today, Business Insider, XOJaneNew York Daily News, and more.

Hollaback! sites around the world are going strong:

The Hollaback! Mothership penned a response to the TERRIBLE NY Post pro-street harassment article with their own “Hey Ladies – Catcalls Lead to Gender Based Violence. Deal with it” satire. Co-founder Emily May wrote an additional response for the New York Daily News.

Hollaback! Ottawa was on fire this week with radio and press coverage at CBC. They held a community meeting and created a list of top 5 priorities they’d like to see in the municipal election, which you can see in this amazing infographic.

Hollaback! Des Moines created the cutest t-shirt around. The shirts read “Just keep Hollering at me and eventually I’ll sleep with you!You can pick them up here – 50% of proceeds go to Hollaback! Des Moines.

Hollaback! Mexico DF (Atrevete DF) translated Cards Against Harassment and have begun distributing them in their community.

Great Job Hollas!

Until next time,

HOLLA and out!

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Week in Our Shoes: Educating the Masses Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week Hollaback! was featured in Global Voices Online, Huffington Post, South China Morning Post, The Week, Rabble.ca, News 12 Bronx, Pix 11Bustle, International Business Times, Winnipeg Free Press, and The New York Observer.

At the mothership, Deputy Director, Debjani Roy was interviewed on Fox News’ “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson,” and was absolutely fabulous as she discussed street harassment. If you haven’t checked out the interview yet, be sure to correct that and click here

HOLLAs around the world have been up to: 

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio did two workshops on consent for the women incarcerated at Southeast Ohio Regional Jail and painted their derby car in preparation for the Athens County Fair!

10525666_648802028567292_8593127685543213811_nHollaback! Bahamas were on “The Conversation with Shenique Miller” - a new radio talk show focused on women. They were joined by two Crisis Centre volunteers and talked about domestic violence, dating, and street harassment. They’ve also been invited to join her in a few weeks for a series of show to educate the public on the upcoming equality referendum. Great job, guys!

Hollaback! Plattsburgh is holding a fundraiser concert this weekend with the band, THOUGHTCRIME. If you’re in the area, make sure to check it out!

Hollaback! Victoria BC hosted a chalk walk this past weekend. Pictures from the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Sheffield also hosted the Tramlines Chalk Walk this past weekend!

Hollaback! BMore hosted an online fundraiser with SugarBaltimore where if you buy something NSFW from the store on Aug 1, Hollaback! Bmore would get 10% of the proceeds.

Hollaback! Vancouver was able to get the Vancouver Transit Police to take down slut shaming transit ads in subway trains. Not only that, but they were also able to get a sincere apology from the VTP, and Hollaback! VAncouver will be on the board to approve the replacement ads. Awesome work!

Amazing work all around HOLLAs! Til next time-

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback Team

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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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Week in Our Shoes: Rallying for Justice Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week, Hollaback! was featured in Straight.com, The Spec, Grist, Boston Magazine, Open Democracy, CBS Boston, and La Repubblica.

At the mothership, Deputy Director, Debjani Roy, hosted two trainings to SYEP through Catholic Charities about street harassment and bystander intervention tips. Executive Director, Emily May met with the Domestic Violence Commissioner and is participating this weekend in Up the River Endeavors.

10500372_670889362979304_7302927110664037061_nHere’s what HOLLAs around the world have been up to:

Hollaback! Korea was featured in this awesome interview with Cafe Seoul Podcast where they discussed street harassment in South Korea.

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio did two screenings of Killing Us Softly 4 for the women at the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail. They will also be hosting a screening of Wonder Woman! The Untold Story of American Superheroines along with a screening printing party. So if you’re in the area, make sure to stop by!

Hollaback! Victoria marched at the Victoria Pride Parade this weekend and handed out these niffy lollipops.

Hollaback! Boston participated in the Supreme Rally for Women’s Equality, a rally protesting the Supreme Court rulings on the Hobby Lobby and Buffer Zone cases which were huge steps back for the women’s health and reproductive rights. Co-director Britni was interviewed by CBS Boston at the rally which can be found here.

Hollaback! Italia hosted a super rad Chalk Walk this past weekend. Pics of the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Bahamas held a session with over 60 7th and 8th grade students as part of the Forward Onto College and Upward to Success program. They spoke about street harassment and held small group discussions where students analyzed the roots of street harassment and ways they can help prevent it from happening. Hollaback! Bahamas was also on Guardian Radio 96.9FM where they discussed activism in the Bahamas and how citizens need to become more involved in making change happen. 

Always awesome to see HOLLAs doing kickass things. Til next time-

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

 

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Week in Our Shoes: Stomping Prejudice with Pride Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week, Hollaback! was featured in the Ottawa Community News, All Voices, and News 1.

unnamedAt the mothership, we marched at Pride this past weekend and looked fabulous while doing so. Also, we co-hosted a webinar with Women’s Health Specialists about self-help!

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

Hollaback! Cleveland participated in the Cleveland Pride Parade. Pics of the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Durham & Chapel Hill participated in PuNk CuTs eXtRaVaGaNzA, a super rad fundraiser for the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Hollabackers shaved their heads to support and raise money for the center. Too cool for school, guys!

Hollaback! BMore co-hosted Make Your Own Quilt Square, an event where people were able to share their stories with rape/sexual assault and also to show their support for survivors through quilt squares. This event was part of The Monument Quilt. Pics from the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Italia marched at three Pride Parades this past weekend: Milan, Venice, and Turin! Way to show your support guys!

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio was at the annual conference Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence. They spoke about the intersectionality of race and sexual assault along with ways to bring women of color leaders into the movement.

Hollaback! Berlin hosted My Name in Not Baby! this past weekend, and not only were they able to engage in discussion with others about street harassment and ways to prevent it, they also engaged in powerful dialogue about collective resistance. Great job, guys!

Hollaback! London is looking for some awesome volunteers to join their amazing team. So, if you’re in the London area and want to help, click here!

Great job as always HOLLAs! Til next week-

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback Staff

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Week in Our Shoes: Sassy Strides Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week Hollaback was featured  in Brigitte, Denpubs, Ottawa Community News, Capital New York, Daily News, chEEk Magazine, Press Republican, The Dartmouth, CNNMoney, and The Knight Foundation.

At the mothership, Executive Director Emily May met with New Moon Girls to discuss ways to teach young girls about street harassment. Emily also met with the NYPD to discuss ways in which the city of New York could work together to cut down on street harassment in public transportation. A busy badass, that Emily.

Also, if you’re in the area and haven’t already, sign up to march with Hollaback! NYC at the NYC Pride Parade this weekend. It’s pretty much guaranteed that we’ll be the most fabulous group there so come join in on fun! Info can be found here!

10354133_891141374236096_3667008620943058595_nHere’s what HOLLAs all over the world have been up to:

Hollaback! Bahamas presented at Sugar + Spice, a one day event for girls 8-13, teaching them about
empowerment. Hollaback! Bahamas
 discussed feminism and street harassment with 50+ girls and earned some cools points with the kids with their awesome presentation. Swell job, guys!

Hollaback! Halifax had a super cool Chalk Walk this weekend. Pics from the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Columbus hosted a Pride themed Chalk Walk!

Hollaback! LA marched at the Los Angles Pride Parade!

! Berlin is hosting a super rad event, My Name is not Baby!, with street artist and Hollaback favorite, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, about street harassment tonight. If you’re in the Berlin area, definitely make sure to check it out!

Hollaback! Pittsburgh marched in the PGH Dyke Trans March! Pics can be found here!

Hollaback! Bmore tabled at the Baltimore Free Farm as part of their #SaferSpacesBmore campaign.

Hollaback! Edinburgh marched in the Scotia Pride Parade! Pics can be found here!

There you have it, folks. Til next week-

Holla and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

 

 

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Week in Our Shoes: Reclaiming Our Space Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week Hollaback was featured in Ottawa Citizen, Philly.com, The Frisky, Na:Temat, Codziennik Feministyczny, Hull Daily Mail and Stop Street Harassment.

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Hollaback! Boston looking fabulous at Pride!

At the mothership, our awesome Cats against Catcalling inflatable is making its rounds around New York City. From HollaRev to Pink Melon Joy, the HollaCat is fighting street harassment one hiss at a time. Hollaback! NYC is also preparing for Pride which will be a total blast. So, if you haven’t already, sign up to march with Hollaback! NYC on June 29th here!

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

Hollaback! Philly along with Nuala Cabral of FAANMAIL spoke at assemblies at Cristo Rey High School throughout the week, teaching students about street harassment and sharing stories related to the topic. Also, Hollaback! Philly has been working endlessly to bring awareness and to help end Cosplay harassments at conventions.

Hollabakck! LA joined the Ovarian Psycos, a super rad group of womyn and womyn identified bikers, for the event Enough is Enough: Full Moon Ride, a lunar bike ride that consisted of discussions about how to combat street harassment and ways to protect oneself from such harassment.

Hollaback! Baltimore hosted a Baltimore Bartenders Safer Spaces Meeting, where they engaged with Baltimore Bartenders in discussing ways to keep patrons harassment free during these busy summertime months.

Hollaback! Polska co-authored and published a statement about the reproductive rights in Poland alongside anti-cyber bullying and anti-harassment statements. The English version can be found here.

Hollaback! Plattsburgh hosted a Flash Fundraiser with Paul Carson in order to print more educational material! They surpassed their minimal goal and lost a bit of hair in the process, but all for a great cause!

Hollaback! Vancouver hosted its first ever Chalk Walk! Pictures and a brief recap of the event can be found here.

Hollaback! Boston marched in Boston’s Pride Parade and handed out their super rad zine about street harassment.

Hollaback! Croatia marched in the Zagreb Pride Parade. Pics from the event can be found here!

Amazing work, as always HOLLAs! Til next time-

Holla and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

 

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