A Week in Our Shoes

Week in Our Shoes: Summer movement edition!

Happy weekend Hollas,

 

This week at the Headquarters, we’ve been running to and from conferences, trainings, and more! Emily’s representing Hollaback! at Netroots Nation – you can follow the conversation (and add your voice) here. Debjani’s pushing the movement forward at the Juno Women’s Leadership Residency in Omega, a residency for “women making a difference in the lives of women and girls.” And, next week, Hollaback! will be launching nine new sites. These amazing site leaders have gone through over six months of training and are poised to lead the movement in their communities — check in next week and send them your support!

Speaking of our amazing site leaders, last week a cohort of site leaders came together to publish a collaborative letter in response to the recent #Brexit vote. They write,

we stand against the anti-immigration policies that limit equal access to public space. We believe that we are all entitled to walk to and from work, go to school, and access services as our full selves without facing harassment – whether on the street, online, or through government policies and rhetoric.”

You can check out the full letter here. Live in the UK/EU and want to add your voice? Let us know what you think on Twitter, Facebook, or over email!

 

Here’s what Hollaback! sites around the world have been up to this week:

 

Hollaback! Ottawa presented to a Communications class at Carleton University on social marketing, including how to use Chalk Walks to help change social norms! GScreen Shot 2015-04-17 at 11.22.52 AMreat to see this tactic taking off (and hope we see some communications majors taking it on!)

Hollaback! Italia was featured in the Gioia weekly magazine. They also continue to lead the way on social media. If you’re not following them already, you should be.

Hollaback! Berlin was covered by NPR in an article and radio interview on “fighting back against street harassment.” In the interview, site leader Julia noted “In the aftermath of what happened in Cologne in Sylvester [New Year’s Eve], many people were using this image – this fantasy of the Islamic man – as the scapegoat for sexism. Then we have to navigate through it. We try to make sure that you’re not discriminating while trying to fight discrimination.”

 

Join us next week as we launch Class 13 of Hollaback!, with nine new sites ready to take the movement to their communities!

 

Holla and out –

Hollaback!

 

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Hollaback! wraps up the week with a BANG

As the Hollaback! HQ office closes for the 4th of July weekend, so does a packed week of strategic planning for the future of Hollaback! We’re so excited to share the ideas we’ve brainstormed, focusing on how to expand Hollaback!’s support system and spreading the message of public space safety far and wide.

 

Meanwhile, at Hollaback! Around the world…

 

Hollaback! Baltimore shared photos from the chalk walk they did in support of the Anti Street Harassment day of action that happened this past weekend.13521949_1051225158259136_292416700944759701_n

 

Hollaback! Vancouver is sharing and supporting Good Night Out Vancouver in their efforts to help people get home safely in Vancouver.

 

 

 

That’s it for now!

 

Holla and out!
-Hollaback!

 

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A Week in Our Shoes

Week in our Shoes: Welcoming Summer Interns!

Hello Hollas!

As the humidity rises outside, our office is starting to fill up! Debjani just got back from the New Media Ventures conference in San Francisco where she promoted HeartMob, our new platform created to address online harassment and build a virtual community of support. This week we also welcomed our new communications intern Maggie to the team. Give a warm (not humid) welcome to her!!

Meanwhile, at Hollaback! sites around the world…

Hollaback! Croatia presented their research at a town hall meeting to increase citizen participation and give practical tools for addressing street harassment!

Hollaback! Izmir organized a women and trans action group for family and reproductive rights.

That’s all for now!

Holla and out!

-Hollaback!

 

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A Week In Our Shoes: Spring’s heating up!

Hello everybody–

We are finally feeling the heat here at the Hollaback! HQ in New York City, and things seem to be shaking up for what will be an exciting summer full of actions and activities! Debjani took off for a New Media Ventures conference in San Francisco, representing our new platform to address online harassment and build virtual community, HeartMob. Don’t forget to sign up as a HeartMobber to make the internet friendlier and safer today!

And at our Hollaback! sites across the globe…

Hollaback! Bogotá released a statement on the re-victimization of  #‎RosaElviraCely‬.

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 12.59.54 PMHollaback! Croatia went to a protest for reproductive rights in Strossmayer Square, Zagreb.

Hollaback! Romania is releasing a survey about women’s experiences of street harassment in Romania for a doctoral thesis.

Hollaback! Barcelona participated in International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia!

Hollaback! London announced that they will be transitioning out of group form and assembling “a diverse new collective to help take this message to the streets.” If you know anyone in London, be sure to have them contact their Facebook site! They are looking for event support, social media volunteers, and contributors to partnerships and projects.

That’s all for now!

Holla and out!

-Hollaback!

 

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A Week in Our Shoes: May Goodbyes

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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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