A Week in Our Shoes

A Week In Our Shoes: International Anti-Street Harassment Week

Hey Hollas!
Poster makingThis week we’re dedicating Week In Our Shoes to International Anti- Street Harassment Week! Here at Hollaback! HQ we have been busy planning and prepping for our International Anti-Street Harassment Rally. We’ve been coordinating speakers, creating posters and working with our cosponsors to get the word out. If you’re looking to fight street harassment this week, come fight it with us tomorrow, April 16th,  at 2:00 in Tompkins Square Park.

 

And at Hollaback! Sites around the world:

Hollaback! Bahamas partnered  with College of the Bahamas Ambassadors and Pro Society for a chalking event along the campus’ ‘Survivors Walk’, a main walkway on campus.

Hollaback! Baltimore partnered with FORCE to speak at the Monument Quilt Display, held a coffee chat at the Bun Shop, ran a self-care event at the MICA wellness center, held a virtual write in for #EndSH week, joined a twitter chat with CASS and held a wheatpasting event. Saturday April 16th they will be holding a public rally in Baltimore.

Hollaback! Vegas tabled at The Extreme Thing and held various chalking events at high schools throughout Southern Nevada.

Hollaback! Ottawa hosted a panel on street harassment and intersectionality. hollaback vancouver

Hollaback! Peterborough will be hosting a chalk walk on Saturday April 16th.

Hollaback! Cuenca will be holding their first Anti-Street Harassment Coffee this Saturday April 16th.

Hollaback! Vancouver held a wheatpasting  event and two therapeutic body mapping workshops. They will also be hosting a party with Good Night Out to celebrate consent and create harassment-free spaces.

That’s everything for this week! Stay tuned for more next week! 

Holla and out! 

-Hollaback! 

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A Week In Our Shoes: Tech and Taxis

Hey Hollas!

Things here at the Hollaback! HQ office are super busy as we prep for our fourth annual Anti Street Harassment Rally on April 16th.Emily in Tennessee

Emily spent some time in Tennessee this week, speaking at Tennessee Technological University. She spoke to the students about gender based violence and street harassment.

Debjani was interviewed by NBC New York  to discuss the new guidelines for taxi drivers that are currently being discussed by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission.

And at Hollaback! sites around the world: Hollaback croatia

Hollaback! Croatia is celebrating its 5th birthday tonight with a Hollaback! themed birthday party!

Hollaback! Vancouver dedicated their social media to self care tips and #webelievesurvivors in response to the Ghomeshi trial.

Hollaback! Vegas will have a booth at The Extreme Thing music festival to raise awareness around sexual assault, human trafficking and street harassment on April 2nd.

 

 

That’s all for this week! 

Holla and out! 

-Hollaback! 

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A Week in Our Shoes: The Team is back!

Hey Hollas!

At the Hollaback! HQ, the staff has returned in full force with Emily, Debjani, and Jae back from their international street harassment retreat in Bellagio, Italy. Here in the office we have been planning for International Anti-Street Harassment Week coming up on April 10th and our 4th annual Rally to be held at the week’s end on April 16th in Tompkins Sq Park, NYC. Other than that, Desireé made a trip to the Twitter office in NYC to attend the #PositionOfStrength celebration!

And at Hollaback! sites around the world:

12472272_970029366407822_5863761674700865342_nHollaback! Vancouver hosted an amazing chalk walk. Check out the photos!

Hollaback! Las Vegas set up an informational booth at The Extreme Thing! to spread the word about their work.

Hollaback! Croatia had their five year birthday party!

Hollaback! London headed out to Cairo to participate and co-facilitate in a workshop about diversity in street harassment activism with HarassMap.

Holla and out!

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A Week In Our Shoes: Panels, Convenings, and More!

Hey Hollas!

We had a quiet week at the office while Emily, Debjani, and Jae were in Italy but we still had awesome things going on!SXSW pic

Desiree spent the first half of the week in Austin at SXSW! She took part in their Online Harassment Summit and was a panelist on the “Tech and The United Front Against Online Hate” Panel!

Emily was chosen as Sayfty’s  People Extraordinaire this month! Check out her interview here.

 

 

 

And at Hollaback! sites around the world:bmore flyer

Hollaback! Bmore co-director, Brittany Oliver will be giving a talk on street harassment as a human rights issue at The Global Women’s Institute on March 23rd. If you’re going to be in the area, you can RSVP here! 

Hollaback! Vancouver just ended their Story Sharing contest and will be announcing the winners this week! They were able to collect so many stories over the span of the contest! This contest showed just how awesome story sharing can be!

That’s all for this week! Stay tuned for more great things next week!

Holla and out

-Hollaback! 

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A Week in Our Shoes: HOLLA 101

Hey Hollas!

This week was another great week at the office. We were busy launching our brand new curriculum, HOLLA 101 .This new ant-street harassment curriculum not only features our vlog series,curriculum_cover_2016-page-001 Love and Revolution, but also 19 great lesson plans, role-play activities, videos, stories from our site, discussion ideas and more! We’re so excited for our educator friends to start teaching young folks about this important issue.

Debjani, Emily and Jae were all getting ready for their trip to Bellagio, Italy, where they will be organizing the first ever international convening on street harassment!

And at Hollaback! sites around the world:

Hollaback! Bmore co director, Brittany Oliver, was featured in an interview for Huffington Post Originals. Storytelling as resitanceThey will also be partnering with Younger Women’s task Force: Baltimore, The Family Arts Museum, Force: Upsetting Rape Culture, FreeState Legal and Equality Maryland, and the University of Baltimore to host Storytelling as Resistance this Wednesday!

Hollaback! Vancouver site leader, Stacey Forrester, was mentioned in The Georgia Straight as one of their “6 Noteworthy Feminists Battling Gender Bias in Vancouver.”

That’s all for this week! Stay tuned for more next week!

With Love and Revolution 

-Hollaback! 

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A Week In Our Shoes:

Hey Hollas!

This week at  the office was filled with community outreach and workshops.

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Courtesy of Hack Harassment

Emily was out of the office this week doing some amazing work with Intel. Intel asked Emily to represent our new initiative to combat online harassment, HeartMob, at their Hack Harassment conference in Santa Clara. She was joined by other leaders in the tech industry who want to hack online harassment.

Debjani visited Fieldston School in the Bronx to conduct workshops on street harassment. Debjani was also featured in the New York Times article discussing the increased efforts to reduce harassment on the subway. Hollaback! will be providing guidance to the transit workers who are working on this issue.

And at Hollaback! sites around the world: 

Hollaback! Vancouver is holding aVancouver map story sharing contest in preparation for International Anti-Street Harassment Week and to encourage app usage. Download the free Hollaback! app by March 18th and let them know on their Facebook page, by commenting on their contest post, or messaging them. They will pull three winners at random for some great surprise prizes.

Hollaback! Baltimore held their monthly coffee chat at Teavolve Cafe & Lounge to discuss plans for the upcoming year, new positions available, and future events and speakers.

Hollaback! Vegas took part in a day of workshops and activities focused on healthy teen relationships. The Teen Summit was presented by First A.M.E Church and Safe Nest.

That’s all for this week! Stay tuned for more amazing stuff next week! 

Holla and out! 

-Hollaback! 

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A Week In Our Shoes:

Hey Hollas!

We had a lot going on this past week here at Hollaback! HQ.

Desiree was out of the office last week because she was at the TwIMG_0345itter offices!  She attended a symposium held by Twitter that focused on their new policies on online safety. We’re also excited to announce that we have been asked to join their safety council which looks to combat online harassment!

CJ met with Brooklyn Frontier High School to discuss a new project. Brooklyn Frontier, Groundswell and Hollaback! will be working together to create a mural on street harassment. We are pumped to be working with Groundswell again and can’t wait to see the finished product.

Debjani and Emily were both interviewed for a future documentary project on online harassment. Just another day at the office!

Anfuckoffvdayariannamaod at Hollaback! sites around the world: 

Hollaback! Vancouver was interviewed by the Straight.com about their (amazing) feminist valentines. The feminist valentines were chosen from a competition that was hosted by the site. Head on down to their site and pick yours up today!

Hollaback! Croatia attended the “Take Responsibility for the Murder of Women” protest. The protest was motivated by the fact that in the past month alone there have been 4 women murdered in Croatia by a partner or family member.

Thats all for this week! Stay tuned for next week!

Holla and out!

-Hollaback!

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A Week In Our Shoes: Snapchat Famous

Hey Hollas!

We had another great week here at Hollaback! HQ. We continued to celebrate our launch of Cologne Letter screenshotHeartMob with some really awesome press. Our executive director, Emily May, was interviewed by Fusion and the interview was featured on their Snapchat Discover channel. The interview went live on their website yesterday. Hollaback! HQ and multiple Hollaback! sites around the world have been busy these past few weeks writing a collaborative letter addressing the media coverage of the NYE attacks in Cologne. The letter went live on Wednesday. To read it, click here. Thank you to all who were involved in the making of the letter. You rock!

And at Hollaback! around the world:

Feminist ValentineHollaback! Vancouver announced the winners of their Feminist Valentines Contest. You can buy these badass valentines by emailing Hollaback! Vancouver at [email protected] Order soon so that you have them in time to give to all of your valentines.

Hollaback! Atlanta is partnering with Hu-MAN Up, One Billion Rising Atlanta and Men Stopping Violence for a screening of The Mask You Live In this Monday, February 8th.

Hollaback! Croatia will be dancing with One Billion Rising Croatia on February 14th.

 

Stay tuned for more badass stuff next week!

Holla and out! 

Hollaback!

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A Week in Our Shoes: HeartMob has Launched!

Hey Hollas!

We had a busy and exciting week here at Hollaback! HQ. Heart MobThis past Wednesday we launched HeartMob, our online platform to address online harassment with reporting, bystander reporting, and community building. If you’re interested in creating an account, click on the link above. We also welcomed another intern this week! Alexis will be our communications and social media intern this spring. Welcome, Alexis!

And at Hollaback! sites around the world:

Hollaback VegasHollaback! Berlin site leader Julie was interviewed by ARD and Radio Eins on her experience with Street Harassment and Hollaback!’s mission.

Hollaback! Vegas held a Trafficking Awareness event in their Town Square and will be at Meadows Mall on Saturday, January 30th, informing everyone on what they can do to prevent human trafficking. Their teenage volunteers stood inside a life-size box that read “We are not objects for sale.”

Hollaback! Baltimore will be attending a talk with Sharon Cooper this Saturday at Red Emma’s. Sharon is the sister of the late Sandra Bland. They will also be holding a Street Harassment 101 workshop on February 6th. The event will be hosted by co-director Brittany Oliver. It will be an open discussion on street harassment, how to handle it and how to make your community a safer place. 

Stay tuned for next week!

Holla and out!

-Hollaback!

 

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A Mini Week In Our Shoes!

Hey Hollas!

Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 3.56.01 PMWe had a short week with a long weekend at Hollaback! HQ, but we were jam-packed in the office preparing for next week’s launch of HeartMob, our new online platform to address online harassment with reporting, bystander reporting, and community building. Follow the link to be the first to know when we launch on Wednesday! This week we also welcomed two new interns, Noelia and Rachel, who will be working on legislative advocacy and HeartMob. Welcome Noelia and Rachel!

And at Hollaback! sites around the world:

Hollaback! Halifax participated in a sexual assault and harassment Phone Line Volunteer
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Hollaback! Croatia participated in a discussion about feminism and queerness in comics.

Hollaback Italy participated in #SvegliaItalia.

Hollaback! London will be delivering a workshop on bicycle-based street harassment tomorrow afternoon at the WAGFEST 2, a women and gender variant bike fest happening at DIY Space for London.

1919319_10153393575367615_5139263034632375079_nHollaback! Atlanta partnered up with Hu-MAN Up, Men Stopping Violence, and One Billion Rising Atlanta to present a screening of The Mask You Live In, a powerful documentary that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.
 
Holla and out!

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