A Week in Our Shoes

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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A Week in Our Shoes

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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A Week in Our Shoes

Week In our Shoes: Makin’ Art, Makin’ Progress Edition

10334336_248586698660657_8881023147779092583_nHey Hollabackers! 

This week, Hollaback! was featured in Brooklyn Daily EagleWFUV’s Cityscape, DNAinfo New York, Young Feminist Wire, Capital Geek Girls, Irish Examiner, and Philly Pedals

At the mothership, we spoke at Council Member Laurie Cumbo’sGirl Power Event, leading discussions about street harassment with the amazing Street Artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. We also made cool anti- street harassment posters that were wheatpasted around the city (pictured). More photos from the event can be found here.

Executive Director, Emily May, and Juliana of Think Olga hosted a webinar about the #endsh movement in Brazil. Also, we participated in the 5th Annual Father’s Day Pledge Against Violence on the steps of City Hall.

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

Hollaback! Ottawa held a successful Chalk Walk this past weekend. Check out the rad photos from the event here!

Hollaback! Des Moines held its Monthly Meetup.

Hollaback! Bahamas signed on to participate in Sugar+Spice, a one day event for girls 8-13, where they’ll be discussing feminism and street harassment with 50+ girls.

Hollaback! Korea hosted a discussion at the Gwangju GIC Talk where they discussed street harassment, shared stories from around the world, and taught the audience bystander intervention techniques. Pictures from the rad event can be found here.

Hollaback! Plattsburgh socked out stigma with the Anti Stigma Alliance of Champion Valley at First Weekends Plattsburgh where they brought attention to the issues surrounding street harassment and fundraised while tie-dying awesome socks.

Hollaback! Bmore is hosting free events all through the month of June in celebration of Pride. Check out their schedule here!

Hollaback! Sarajevo participated at Peace Event Sarajevo 2014,where they hosted a two day presentation about street harassment for students from around the world. They also participated in panels that brought awareness to gender based violence in conflicts and spoke of the importance of the participation of women in government and the military.

Hollaback! Italia hosted a “How to Holla Back” workshop.

Hollaback! Cleveland spoke with 6th graders at Citizens Leadership Academy about how to stand up against street harassment and the variety of ways they can join the fight against street harassment.

Hollaback! Durham and Chapel Hill hosted Hollaback! 919 Screen + Print 2.0 where people were able to print anti-street harassment slogans on pillowcases, shirts, and ties.

Great work everyone! Til next time-

Holla and out!

-The Hollaback Team

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A Week in Our Shoes

Week In Our Shoes: Rockin’ the Revolution Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week, Hollaback! was featured in The Guardian, ArtInFact Magazine, USA Today, Free Press, SheWired, MSNBCYahoo! Shine, Upworthy, Slate, NBC San DiegoSpotlight Magazine, Irish Independent, and The Province.

We held our second annual HOLLA::Revolution which included our Site Leader Retreat (pictured here)!! Stay tuned for an upcoming Storify and event re-cap from the Team! We also said farewell to our amazing Spring Interns, Arielle Humphries and Emily Shown, and welcomed our Summer Interns, Rebecca Ponce de Leon and Jessica Alvarez, reppin’ Duke’s Moxie Program.

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

Hollaback! Baltimore signed on Ladyfest to their Safer Spaces Campaign – a  female- and LGBTQ-focused music festival happening this weekend! Awesome!

Hollaback! Belfast attended an Emergency Rally Against Racism at Belfast City Hall to rally against racism increasing on their streets toward Belfast’s migrants & ethnic minorities.

Hollaback! Croatia is holding a Chalk Walk today!

Hollaback! Des Moines presented at Central Iowa Friends of Planned Parenthood’s monthly Choice on Tap Happy Hour!

Hollaback! Italia hosted a workshop on changing people’s perceptions and showing them how they can respond to street harassment.

Hollaback! Korea is hosting a discussion tomorrow about street harassment at the Gwangju GIC Talk.

Hollaback! LA was on a show called ‘Your Call’ via KALW 91.7fm public radio in San Francisco.

Hollaback! Philly‘s petition to San Diego Comic Con was dismissed by the company thus silencing over 2,000 people who said they don’t feel safe or protected with their vague, unenforced anti-harassment policy. They’re hosting three events between now and the convention where they will continue to push the petition and the effort. You can join the conversation on various social media platforms using #SDCCFAIL and #SDCCHARASSMENT. Last but not least, they will be delivering the petition in person to San Diego Comic Con to demand they hear the voices of the people telling the con they don’t feel safe or protected. You go, HB! Philly!

Til next week-

HOLLA and out!

- The Hollaback! Team 

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A Week in Our Shoes

Week In Our Shoes: Ready for a Revolution Edition

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This week, Hollaback! was featured in Truth Atlas, Ottawa Citizen, Multimedia Reporting @ Baruch College, Cosmopolitan.com, Rape Crisis News, Huffington Post, and Big Ideas Blog.

At the Mothership, Deputy Director Debjani Roy spoke on a panel along with Girls for Gender Equity on WFUV 90.7 – pictured above. The show will be aired tomorrow morning!

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

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio held four 1.5 hr workshops on bystander intervention, healthy masculinity, and self defense for women for 39 9th and 10th graders at Trimble High School.

Hollaback! Baltimore had to postpone their projection event last week and are having it TODAY! Hooray! They also held a youth workshop at the Maryland Institute College of Art

Hollaback! Boston held a GLOBAL tweet chat about #bikeSH. Panelists included Hollaback! OttawaHollaback! Houston, Women Bike, Bikes Not Bombs, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, Stop Street Harassment, Mountain 2 Mountain, Hollaback L A, and more! Check out the Storify here

Hollaback! Des Moines held a Monthly Meetup.

Hollaback! Dublin‘s Jenny Dunne will be at the Dublin Writers Festival TODAY, where The Everyday Sexism Project’s Laura Bates will join her to discuss sexism in all its contemporary forms!

Hollaback! Ottawa was interviewed on CKNW Morning News with Philip Till regarding sexual assault & public education. Listen to the recording here! They also tabled at St-Francis Xavier Catholic School’s Mental Health Fair.

Hollaback! Philly held a free street harassment workshop, complete with pot luck (yum!).

Hollaback! Plattsburgh held a brainstorming session.

AND HOLLA::REVOLUTION IS NEXT WEEK!!! Will you be there? Buy your ticket today!!

Til next time-

HOLLA and out!

– The Hollaback! Team

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A Week in Our Shoes

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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A Week in Our Shoes

Week In Our Shoes: Let’s Do Launch Edition

Hey Hollabackers! 

This week, Hollaback! was featured in Newsworks, The Jeju Weekly, CREO SOMNIUM, The Spokesman, The Independent, London Evening Standard, and Groove Korea (p.79).

At the Mothership, Deputy Director Debjani Roy was interviewed for Pure Imagination Radio.

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

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio has announced O’Betty’s Red Hot as their third Safer Space and held an awesome workshop with them yesterday! They have also revamped their Safer Spaces tab recently to include more educational materials.

Hollaback! Baltimore was at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse talking about their #SaferSpacesBmore Campaign, which aims to create non-threatening environments for women & LGBTQ folks all over our city. They also got another business, Baltimore Free Farm, to sign their Safer Spaces pledge!

Hollaback! Boston did a workshop with Science Club For Girls teens last Saturday, and it was fabulous! They also attended the second meeting of the Mayor’s late night task force, and tabled at the Boston Bike Week Festival.

Hollaback! Cleveland held their official launch party – pictured above! There was zine-making, an open mic, and chalk walking. Looked like an awesome time! Check out all the photos from the party here.

Hollaback! Durham & Chapel Hill organized a a Screen + Print video screening and shirt printing workshop at the Durham Solidarity Center for last month in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness. These shirts they made will be debuted around town at local event in the upcoming months.

Hollaback! Ottawa is hosting two panels at Ottawa ComicCon today and tomorrow to explore the issue of harassment in geek spaces and open up the floor to discussions on how we can make the community safer. Cosplay =/= consent!

Hollaback! Philly had a photo of one of their transit ads from their recent campaign go viral on tumblr.

Hooray for HOLLAs! Til next week-

HOLLA and out!

– The Hollaback! Team

 

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A Week in Our Shoes

Week In Our Shoes: Make Way for May Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

                            Hollaback! Ottawa’s Video Shoot:
       “How will you address gender-based violence in Ottawa?”

This week, Hollaback! was featured in BuzzfeedThe Independent, Hull Daily Mail, and Behance.

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

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio has started a photography series titled Body Hair Hoopla, and is calling out to all self-identified females with body hair. The event states, “We believe everyone has the right to do whatever they want with their body without criticism. If you wanna shave, awesome! If you don’t wanna shave, awesome!..Hollaback wants to highlight an alternative view of femininity and beauty (or maybe just raise a middle finger to society’s expectations, depending on how you wanna frame it!)”.

Hollaback! Baltimore was at a Take Back the Night event and will be at Gouchella today as a Community Ally for this event put on by Goucher College’s Feminist Collective. Also! Tatyana Fazlalizadeh put up her first poster in the Baltimore series of the Stop Telling Women to Smile project and it features three women that were at their event last week, including Site Leader, Mel. So cool! 

Hollaback! Boston presented a Hollaback! 101 workshop at Northeastern University’s Cabral Center for a free summit for youth, adults, survivors and allies called Raise Your Voice. Various organizations were there talking about intervention and prevention strategies, celebrating survivors of sexual violence and work being done to make Boston safe for everyone.

Hollaback! Chennai shared this great interview with Sandy’s Chocolate Laboratory, one of the local businesses that have signed on to Hollaback! Chennai’s Safer Spaces campaign and has made a visible commitment to ‘zero tolerance’ of sexual harassment at their place of business.

Hollaback! Cleveland visited St. Martin De Porres to support their Take Back the Night event. They were also on WRUW-fm’s By the Bi discussing street harassment and their launch as a new site. The recording will soon be available to listen here.

Hollaback! Edinburgh presented at this year’s Pussy Whipped Edinburgh Festival.

Hollaback! Hull University held their official launch party. Woohoo! And they were on BBC Radio Humberside to talk about their launch. Listen to the podcast here (Reportage and interview start at 01:09:43).

Hollaback! Montreal celebrated the publication of the eighth edition of Subversions: A Journal of Feminist Queries; a collection of student visual art, creative writing and academic pieces from the Simone de Beauvoir Institute community and beyond!

Hollaback! Ottawa, as part of their ongoing campaign to see gender-based violence prioritized in the upcoming municipal election, held a video shoot (pictured above!) highlighting community member’s thoughts on what they want candidates to do about gender-based violence in Ottawa and how they want gender-based violence to be addressed.

Hollaback! Plattsburgh was at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Take Back the Night event.

Hollaback! Twin Cities‘ Site director, Ami Wazlawik, was chosen as Minnesota NOW’s Feminist of the Year 2014! Congrats, Ami!

Inspiring work, as always! Happy May, everyone! Til next week,

HOLLA and out!

– The Hollaback! Team

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Week In Our Shoes: Conversation Nation Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week, Hollaback! was featured in WomeneticsMontreal MetroCat Call Back, Shout Out! JMU, Away She Goes, and Strike! Magazine.

At the Mothership, Deputy Director, Debjani Roy, trained student leaders at the New School Social Justice Hub on Friday.

And…drum roll, please….

We launched 8 NEW SITES! We are SO excited to welcome these sites to the HOLLA family:
Hollaback! East Lansing, Hollaback! Columbus, Hollaback! Plattsburgh, Hollaback! Cleveland, Hollaback! Hull University, Hollaback! Bristol UK, Hollaback! Bahamas, and Hollaback! Marrakesh

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

Hollaback! Bahamas started this survey to learn the prevalence of street harassment in The Bahamas and its effects on those experiencing it. It will further equip them to appropriately respond to street harassment in The Bahamas.

Hollaback! Baltimore attended the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s Take Back the Night event. They also worked with activist organization FORCE to create quilt squares for The Monument Quilt, a creative project that provides a participatory platform for survivors to tell their stories while working together to forever change how people in the US respond to rape.

Hollaback! Boston presented at this year’s Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference on The Intersection of Street Harassment & Reproductive Justice.

Hollaback! Des Moines co-hosted a production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.

Hollaback! Italia was at Libera Università delle donne talking about how social networks can help in the fight against street harassment.

Hollaback! Montreal was on 98.5fm Montreal with Isabelle Maréchal, talking about their collaborations with local organizations in working to end street harassment.

Hollaback! Philly started this survey for feedback on their recent Transit Ad Campaign.

Fantastic work, HOLLAs!

HOLLA and out!

– The Hollaback! Team

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Week In Our Shoes: Activism is in the Air Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week, Hollaback! was featured in Threefold Online, Chatelaine, Metro News, Tribune 242, Model View Culture, Catie Wahwah’s blog, Think Progress, Transit Police Dept News Blog, DNA Info, Philadelphia Weekly, Bitch Media, Huffington Post, NOW’s Young Feminists and Allies (YFA)Witness Blog, The Baltimore Sun, and Harvard University’s Spotlight Network.

At the Mothership, Executive Director, Emily May, spoke on a panel at the Youth Tech Health Conference and today she is delivering a workshop on self-care in Vermont. In addition, Deputy Director, Debjani Roy, represented Hollaback! at a roundtable with Rose Pierre-Louis, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence, and is participating in a data jam at the White House TODAY to address campus sexual assault and violence. And in case you missed it! we held our Anti-Street Harassment Rally on Saturday. Check out the Storify here!

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

Hollaback! Bahamas hosted a “Protect Women & Children” event in which their newly formed Coalition to End Gender-based Violence & Discrimination invited community members to come out and support their recent action plan proposed to government officials on working to end gender-based violence. They were also were guests on “Jeffrey” on Guardian 969.FM hosted by Juan McCartney to talk about the Coalition to End Gender-Based Violence & Discrimination, the Hollaback! movement, and women’s rights in The Bahamas.

Hollaback! Baltimore is working with fellow badass activists Force for an upcoming “Make Your Own Quilt Square” event. Also, check out this awesome video they posted on celebrating their 3 years as an active Hollaback! site and their work to end street harassment.

Hollaback! Bogota held a chalk walk in recognition of Semana Contra el Acoso Callejero.

Hollaback! Bosnia and Herzegovina held an event in Kriterion Sarajevo cinemas where volunteers performed scenes to analyze issues such as how addiction, street violence and harassment can affect teenagers.

Hollaback! Boston held their first chalk walk of 2014 at Copley Square. Check out their recap and photos here! They also spoke at their local Global Guardian press conference in support of safer public spaces for all and alternate solutions and reporting options beyond police involvement. Inspired by Global Guardian safe transit week and HollabackPhilly’s recent transit ads, they put together some quick flyers to help identify harassment and provide tips to safely intervene as a bystander.

Hollaback! Croatia held a screening of the film Warzone as part of International Anti-Street Harassment week.

Hollaback! Des Moines took part in the International Anti-Street Harassment Day of Action by attending a Call to Restore Justice 2 mile walk, hosting their own chalk walk, and participating in a Take Back the Night event. They also held another Monthly Meetup with community members!

Hollaback! Gent held a chalk walk at their local university.

Hollaback! Halifax participated in a walk and community rally to commemorate the one year anniversary of Rehteah Parsons’ death.

Hollaback! Hamilton hosted a Kicking Street Harassment to the Curb night which included a short film screening, some hilariously epic improv antics by Moist Theatre, and a community speaker + discussion on what can be done to their surrounding community a more comfortable and harassment-free environment for everyone. Sounds like a great time!

Hollaback! Italia held a chalk walk as well and took some great pictures – one of which is displayed above!

Hollaback! Montreal‘s Catherine was interviewed on the Barry Morgan show at CJAD, about iHollaback.org and street harassement in Montreal. You can listen to the interview here. They also held an event called LAZY SATURDAY where they raised $105 in donations and produced a great mural of patriarchy-smashing art. They also had BOWLING and encouraged attendees to imagine every pin as an aspect of patriarchy or rape culture which they could DESTROY with their bowling ball…heck yea!!! Check out the photos here!

Hollaback! Philly held a Street Harassment Awareness Day event where they reclaimed public space in a variety of creative ways including double dutch, mural/chalking, street theater, music, dance, costumes, a soap box for storytelling and more. You can check out photos from the event here. Also! A bunch of awesome orgs held this Get Lucid! Activist Dance Party fundraiser for them. You can see photos from the event, as well as photos from the rest of their International Anti-Street Harassment Week, here.

Woohoo! Til next week-

HOLLA and out!

– The Hollaback! Team

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