A Week in Our Shoes

A Week in Our Shoes: May Goodbyes

Whatsup HollaHeroes?

We have had a quiet and surprisingly chilly May so far at the Hollaback! HQ in New York City, but we’re getting excited for some amazing things to come in the summer! This week we said goodbye to our lovely, inspiring, and crazy brilliant interns. Rachel did stellar work assisting with the launch of HeartMob, Noelia developed some amazing resources for our legislative program, and Alexis starred as our comms intern. While we’re sad to see them go, we’re looking forward for our summer interns to join in June to make the office less lonely! Thank you Rachel, Noelia, and Alexis!

Check out what our Hollaback! sites across the world are up to:

Screen Shot 2016-05-13 at 2.12.02 PMHollaback! Ottawa will be at Ottawa Comiccon hosting their workshop Cosplay =/= Consent and walking around the Con with supportive messaging this weekend. They will be creating a “mobile safe space”so anyone attending in Ottawa should be sure to find them!

Hollaback! Vancouver site leader Stacy Forrester had an amazing live interview on Global BC to discuss the Ghomesi case. If you haven’t already, check out our collective statement on the trial we released a while back.

See you later Hollas! We can’t wait to update you all on our summer activities!

Holla and out!

Hollaback!

 

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A Week In Our Shoes: Hello Spring Edition!

Hey Hollas!

It’s been another great week here at the office. Our staff has been busy with events and interviews all week.

Jae and Debjani participated in the New York Women’s Foundation annual Celebrating Women’s Breakfast. Emily attended the Love Bravery launch party.IMG_4557

Debjani was interviewed by CBS New York to comment on the new policy put in place by Greenland Forrest City. The construction workers working on their projects will be wearing color coded stickers that identifies which specific project they are working on. This was done in hopes that it will increase accountability and reduce harassment for pedestrians walking by the site.

And at Hollaback! sites around the world:

Hollaback! Vancouver took part in The F Word Conference: Theory To Practice, Imagining Our Feminist Futures where they held a session with Zines, painting and of course, feminism.

Hollaback! Vegas held a screening of the Hunting Ground and a organized a chalking event at the end of last week.

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

Holla and out! 

-Hollaback! 

 

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A Week In Our Shoes: Online and on the streets edition

Hey Hollas!

IMG_4550It was a busy week here at the office. Debjani attended The Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and CJ and Desiree visited the Facebook New York offices for their Global Causes Day.

On Friday, the whole staff went to lunch to celebrate our spring interns who will be leaving us in the next few weeks. We’ve loved working with all of them over the semester and had an amazing time celebrating with a great meal.

At our sites,

Hollaback! Croatia presented the results from their Safe Neighborhood Project. The study was done in Maksimiru and focused on the harassment and violence throughout public space.

Hollaback! Bogota took part in the #MiPrimerAcoso campaign and held a Twitter chat.

Hollaback! Poland attended a protest held by Foundations for Positive Change. They protested the verdict of a rape trial that came out this week.

Hollaback! Vancouver spoke with Global News about the online harassment that women face everyday.

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

Holla and Out

-Hollaback! 

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A Week in Our Shoes: Rally and Statement Edition!

Hey Hollas!

We want to first thank everyone who came out to support our 4th Annual IHolla-Canuck-Joint-Statement-1nternational Anti-Street Harassment Rally last Saturday. We’ve uploaded some great photos from the event onto our Facebook page and more will be on their way soon. Check them out!

Hollaback! sites from around Canada came together to write a joint statement in regards to the Jian Ghomeshi case. You can read the letter here and promote the statement using the hashtag #WeBelieveSurvivors.

 

And at Hollaback! sites around the world:

Uniting Women PosterHollaback! Baltimore site leader Brittany Oliver spoke at “Uniting Women’s Struggles: Resisting Supremacist Regimes.” They also took part in the #Cometogether: Community Building Fridays this month with other activists from the Baltimore area.

Hollaback! Vegas will be holding a screening of the Hunting Ground and holding a chalking event next Friday, April 29th.

Hollaback! Barcelona was featured in El Periodico to get the word out about the organization and how they are fighting street harassment.

That’s all for this week! 

Holla and out!

-Hollaback! 

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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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