A Week in Our Shoes, The Movement, Uncategorized

Week In Our Shoes: Justice For Trayvon

Hey Hollas,

We wanted to start our recap this week on more of a serious note. Hollaback! stands in solidarity with those in support of Trayvon Martin and his family. Everyone deserves to feel safe on the street regardless of their race, sexual orientation, class, creed, religion, or sex. More than anything, we hope that the dialogue emerging out of this tragedy will continue, and that these crimes will ultimately lessen.

In Happier News, 

We are super psyched to say that we are less than a week away from HOLLA::Revolution! That means that the mothership has been extremely busy this week prepping the location, gifts, schedule, and final details for July 25th! (and remember, even if you can’t make it to NYC for the conference, HOLLA::Revolution will be livestreamed!)

62787_680426055304879_281213790_nThis week, Deputy Director Debjani Roy was cited in a PolicyMic article entitled, “It’s 2013, Guys–Stop Catcalling Women Like Animals.”

And Emily was in Martha’s Vineyard, where she teamed up with seven other organizations protesting the Zimmerman verdict in an impromptu #JusticeForTrayvon march. Check out the pics!

We also had the pleasure and honor of meeting anti-harassment street artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. Stay tuned for news of our collaboration!

Lastly, a BIG THANK YOU to our donors, Catapult, and Chime for Change.  Thanks to you, all three of our projects were funded for a total of $45,000. We couldn’t be more grateful.

Hollaback! Around The World…

Hollaback! Brussels breaks down the legislation proposal that will make sexism a punishable offense in Belgium law in a blog post!

Hollaback! Chandigarh talks about rape schedules, and poses the question: what are things that you do everyday to avoid sexual assault?

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Hollaback! Italy reflects on stalking–what it consists of and what recent laws are doing to combat it. They also offer some tips and resources on what to do if somebody is stalking you or somebody you know.

Hollaback! Boston filled their week with numerous thought-provoking blog posts. Kate wrote a touching piece thanking her father after reflecting on Father’s Day and her experiences with him growing up. Britni talked about her personal growth in Hollaback! and expressed her gratitude for the support she’s received in developing the badass Boston branch! Boston also continued their “introducing” seriesthis week interviewing Grace, a writer and media commentator, among other things! Finally, Hollaback! Boston is excited to welcome a new member to their team, Communications Coordinator Brandie Alexander!

Hollaback! Philly is looking for people to test our their newly developed harasser cards! The cards were covered in a recent The Naked City article!

HOLLA and out –

The HOLLA team

 

 

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Week In Our Shoes: Chalking Up A Storm!

Dear Hollas,

As HOLLA::Revolution inches closer and closer (July 25th!!), the mothership is busy with final preparations! We’re SO EXCITED because the conference is going to be totally RAD and tickets are selling out fast! There are still a few left, so if you haven’t picked yours up yet, make sure to get ‘em now! And if you can’t make it, join us for our awesome after-party on Saturday!

HOLLA AROUND THE WORLD…

Hollaback! Alberta was featured in the Artery‘s (a popular live music venue’s) 1 year anniversary party! The Artery gave Hollaback! a space to raise awareness about the organization and the problem of street harassment. Look at their awesome pics!

Hollaback! Chandigarh promoted D. Kumar’s blog post “How to Date a Non-Feminist.” Check it out and let them know what you think!

Hollaback! Chennai shared their experiences talking with students at the Alliance Française de Madras and what it taught them about people’s individual responses to harassment.

IMG-20130709-WA0002Hollaback! Italy took to the streets with their second chalk walk in Milan! What badass pics!

Hollaback! Boston has been up to a lot! This past week they chalked the Freedom Trail (which included daring Bostonians chalking in front of the Massachusetts State House!), and continued their “Introducing” Series, interviewing Boston-based writer and fashion maven, Georgina!

Hollaback! Des Moines‘ Becca Lee challenges music and street harassment themes within, discussing the song “Oh, Pretty Woman.”

Hollaback! Belfast celebrated LGBTQ rights in their annual Pride Parade! Check out their photos!

Hollaback! Baltimore launched its Safer Spaces Campaign! A big congratulations to the Baltimore team!

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Hollaback! Baltimore‘s Shawna Potter got a grant from the Pollination Project for her work in Hollaback! Such amazing news!

Hollaback! Philly was featured in an article on NBC talking about their work ending street harassment in the city and the site’s future plans!

Hollaback! NYC got a shout-out in a recent UK MailOnline article debunking myths about reactions to street harassment!

T-MINUS 13 DAYS UNTIL HOLLA::Revolution!!!

 HOLLA and out!

 

 

 

 

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Week In Our Shoes: Full of Pride!

Hello Holla-People!

It’s Independence Day here in the States so that means an early (& shortened) filing of this week’s “Week In Our Shoes!”

1003850_673311256016359_1521927451_nThis week, the mothership marched in the NY Pride Parade (despite a rainy delay-eek!)! We handed out bystander infographics and showed our serious badassery in our pink & black attire! Check out the pics!

Also, Deputy Director Debjani led a bystander intervention workshop straight out of our home office!

And the latest on the HOLLA::REV – it’s gonna be live-streamed, so even if you’re not in NYC, you can definitely be a part of it all!

And around the world…

Hollaback! Chandigarh addressed an important question: In a relationship, “When does care become control?”

Hollaback! Edinburgh addressed the important topic of victim blaming in a well-researched recent blog post!

Hollaback! Boston continued their “introducing series,” this time interviewing native Bostonian runner and blogger, Julia! As an intro to the month of July, Hollaback! Boston also rounded out their five most popular posts from June! Check them out!

 

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Week In Our Shoes: Words & Workshops!

Dear Hollas,

It’s that time of week again! Time to find out what’s happening at Hollaback sites around the world!

photoAt the Mothership…

Emily traveled all around this week–from Columbus, Ohio to Grand Rapids, Michigan! She spoke for both the Ohio Alliance Against Sexual Violence and the Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence!

The rest of the New York office checked out the space for HOLLA::Revolution and the site leader conference to follow (The space is totally rad!!). Remember, tickets for HOLLA::Revolution are still available online! Trust us, you don’t want to miss it!

Hollaback! Around the Globe…

Hollaback! Buenos Aires re-airs a classic Judith Butler video talking about how to use your body in public space.

936415_564081470309100_1852558095_nHollaback! Halifax held its first ever chalk walk on Sunday! Check out their awesome photos and recap now! They were also featured in a Halifax Magazine piece about the dangers of street harassment!

Hollaback! Chandigarh promoted the Everyday Sexism Project and talked about the importance of men and women sharing their experiences of sexism (like street harassment!) on their blog!

Hollaback1Hollaback! Istanbul broke down what street harassment is, why it’s not okay, and how Hollaback! can help solve the problem.

Hollaback! Boston hosted a workshop at the Cambridge Women’s Center! They shared stories and experiences, talked about what being an active bystander looks like, and made some Hollaback! signs.

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Hollaback! Ottawa was cited in a Metro News article discussing an education campaign around public safety that was created as a result of their hard-fought advocacy!

 

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Week In Our Shoes: A Week of Firsts!

Dear Hollas,

It’s that time of week again! Let’s learn what our different Hollaback! sites have been up to this week…

At the Mothership…

BM_WB1gCQAEvrQqEmily spoke on a panel at the NYC Civic Corps June seminar to a crowd that was psyched about the work that Hollaback! is doing globally!

Interns Maya and Sarah attended the NY premiere of the documentary “Anita” and got to meet Anita Hill after the show! Hollaback!, our work, and Emily were featured in the film as well!

Program Associate Jae Cameron and Emily attended the Morgan Stanley Challenge, where our team of pro-bono Morgan Stanley employees went head to head with other organizations. Our team didn’t officially end, but they won our hearts.

Hollaback! Around the World…

Hollaback! Belfast participated in “Feminist Fairytales” as a part of the anti-G8 demonstrations happening in Northern Ireland! The event was called “Folk the G8.”390063_151596138361407_1988429113_n

Hollaback! Bosnia and Herzegovina launched their opening party! It was a huge success!DSCF0887-e1371496052949-225x300

Hollaback! Croatia marched in their annual Pride Parade! Check out their pictures and story here!

Hollaback! Berlin gave a workshop revolving around the “Democracy Movement,” helping answer the question, “How much initiative and movement does Democracy need?”

Hollaback! Chennai officially announces the beginning of their “Hollaback! Fridays” in partnership with Vivanta by Taj-Connemara, Chennai!

Hollaback! London is reaching out to see if anyone wants to tell their stories to a documentary film maker! You would have the option of remaining anonymous.

Hollaback! Boston interviewed badass Boston-based designer Asha Isabella for their “Introducing” series!

Hollaback! Czech Republic‘s Gail Whitmore performed for the first ever International Women’s Conference in the Czech Republic.

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Hollaback! Halifax was featured in the Evening News with Rebecca Lau on Global Maritimes (skip ahead to 7 min!)

Hollaback! Chennai and Hollaback! rep Prajnya Trust were quoted in a Deccan Chronicle article this Wednesday!

Hollaback! Ottawa was discussed regarding the rise in sexual assaults on public transportation in their Metro News!

 

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Week In Our Shoes: Gearing Up for the Revolution!

It’s time for our weekly update!

image925769Here at the mothership, Emily, Debjani, and board member Kathleen Adams attended a Cause/effective seminar and were visited by one of Hollaback!’s rad funders, Voqal! Final preparations for HOLLA::Revolution continue… remember that you can RSVP here!

Hollaback!’s own Debjani Roy is featured in a podcast about Hollaback!’s Employer Guide! Make sure you check it out!

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Hollaback! Alberta is gearing up for Edmonton’s Pride Week 2013! Get involved, and check out the schedule of events!

Hollaback! Bogotá celebrates Tatiana, a brave Colombian woman who posted the video of her harasser online

britni-pride-instagram-2Hollaback! Pathankot announces that they will be doing a chalk walk soon! Check back to their website for updates

Hollaback! London is giving a talk about street harassment at Goldsmith’s College in New Cross. Come check it out!

Hollaback! Boston marched in the Boston Pride Parade! Look at their great pictures! They also were featured in an article in the BostInno!

Hollaback! Edinburgh‘s Emily Martin and Dominic Hinde presented at the Scottish Parliament!

 

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Hollaback! Chennai was headlined in a recent article discussing their Hollaback! Fridays–events that allow local artists to raise their voices against street harassment!

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio launched a press release detailing their program to train bartenders on bystander intervention!

Hollaback! Philly‘s Rochelle Keyhan was featured on NPR’s segment “Cat Calling: Ignore It or Enjoy It?” Listen to it here!

 

 

 

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Week In Our Shoes: Some Holla Hellos!

Hey Hollas!

It’s time for a REVOLUTION!

As many of you know, Hollaback! is holding the FIRST EVER international conference on street harassment–Holla::REVOLUTION! Featuring speakers, activists, and performers! Put the date on your calendar: JULY 25th @ New York University! Get more info & your ticket here!

                                                                            

In other news…

We’ve had quite the eventful week here at the mothership!

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Hollaback! interviewed New York writer, artist, and creative trailblazer Gina Tron! Gina is the designer behind Hollaback’s upcoming t-shirt design. Find out what bought her to Hollaback! and what she has to say about street harassment.

We met with members of Vitamin Women and H&M to discuss potential partnerships, and had a long talk with Morgan-Stanley. They are doing some great pro-bono consulting with us on our work at college campuses.

Emily spoke at Feminist Summer Camp, and we had our June HOLLAhappy hour! It was a blast — and we made some incredible signs in preparation for PRIDE.

The home office is also saying farewell to our Communications Intern, Julia Daye. Thank you Julia for all of your hard work! You will be missed! Hollaback! is also welcoming two new interns to our New York City office–Sarah Scriven and Maya Flippen.

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In the final week of our Raise For Women challenge, former Hollaback! Intern Lindsey published her article in the Huffington Post! The piece, titled “Alcohol, Street Harassment and Fault: A Bartender’s Dilemma,” is a candid discussion of thought-provoking contradictions and raises important questions regarding everyday violence and harassment. Definitely a must read. Hollaback’s new Employer Guide was covered in New York Nonprofit Press!

Also, Emily’s Interview with GirlTank was a big hit! Check it out here:

And here’s what happened around the world:

Hollaback! Buenos Aires is raising awareness about the enormous importance of using people’s preferred gender pronouns. Trans or not, language matters!

Hollaback! Bosnia-Herzegovina is cheering for women’s first time land rights in Morocco!

Hollaback! Edinburgh will be presenting at parliament on Next Generation Feminism on June 14! Also, Ellie just published a great piece on the site on why its so important to speak up, whether you yourself are the target of harassment or a bystander to it.

Hollaback! Ottawa‘s Julie Lalonde was cited in a Halifax Metro News article regarding the transit commission’s desire to meet with different activist organizations to make their transit systems safer. Way to go Julie and the Hollaback! team!

Hollaback! Berlin released its musical compilation “Cats Against Catcalling” in partnership with Riot Grrl!! It is online and can 968915_507918239262630_1658061209_nbe downloaded for free!

Hollaback! Edinburgh announced a new session with the Scottish Parliament happening on June 14th as a part of Next Generation Feminism. Are you interested in attending?

Hollaback! Philly went to Wizard Con this past weekend, donning creative outfits and signs that read cosplay =/= consent

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio launched a bystander intervention certification program for area bartenders! Check out their great accomplishment!

Hollaback! Boston has been up to a lot! On June 5th, they teamed up for a Spitfire event discussing street harassment. Check out the great pictures of the event on their site! On June 8th, Boston hollas will be marching in the Boston Pride Parade! In this week’s edition of Boston’s “Introducing” series, hollas interview Kendall, a Bostonian yogi and nutrition guru. Finally, check out Kayla’s witty and honest piece, “I’ll smile when you stop telling me to.”

Hollaback! Wellington welcomes a brand new site manager to their team! Welcome to the Hollaback! family, Tom!

Thank you for another incredible week! Keep up the inspiration!

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Week In Our Shoes: Spreading The Holla Worldwide

Here’s our weekly update:

As part of the RaiseForWomen Challenge with the Huffington post and Half the Sky, Hollaback! Intern Julia Daye published a piece on in the Huffington Post titled “Shaping Stories of Violence: Power of the Online Bystander.” Check it out!

Hollaback! Chennai SH Drawingcovers the story of a street harassment workshop in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. The leader of the workshop, Bonnie Zare, turned to Hollaback! for materials to use during the workshop. Horray for spreading resources!

Hollaback! Edinburgh attended the Scottish Parliament’s Cross-Party Group (CPG) on Men’s Violence Against Women and Children last week. There, hollas reported on their work to-date, survey results on street harassment, and some forthcoming plans.

Hollaback! Boston welcomes Nicole, the newest edition to their HollaTeam! This upcoming June, Boston hollas are partnering with Boston GLOW (Girls’ Leadership, Organized Women) to host a workshop in June on spotting, stopping, and responding to street harassment. In preparation for the workshop, Boston invites you to fill out this survey. Check out their newest post on their site, “Understanding Street Harassment” by Kayla. In this week’s edition of Boston’s “Introducing” series, hollas interview Katie, a Boston-based writer and editor. Finally, Hollaback! Boston is saying goodbye to one of its founding members, Jane Carper. Thank you Jane for all you’ve done for this Holla family!

Hollaback! Philly celebrated the launch of their street harassment comic book this past week at Locust Moon Comics. This weekend, hollas are heading to Philadelphia Wizard Con to exhibit their new publication.

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Week in Our Shoes: Hollaback! Employer Guide Launches!

Debjani March

Dear Hollas–

Its been a big week for Hollaback! We just launched our first ever Employer Guide! The guide outlines options for employers, unions, and service providers for addressing street harassment. We foresee this being a valuable tool for workplaces in raising awareness and addressing street harassment in support of their clients and employees. So share, share, share!

This week at the mothership:

  • Hollaback! stands strong against violence! This week, after the fatal shooting of Marc Carson, our Deputy Director Debjani joined many others in an anti-homophobia anti-violence march in New York City.
  • Partners, galore! We met with partners from Oxfam, AVP, the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, the Center for Anti-Violence Education, and the LAMP.
  • Emily’s in Fast Company! Giving shout-outs to ROOKIE and FORCE no less!  Hollaback! was featured in Belle Jar this week in a piece titled “Hollaback, Girls” and got a shout out BikeNYC.

 

Here’s what’s going on around the world:

Hollaback! Buenos Aires celebrated May 17th, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Check out the hollas great blog post in honor of the important day of awareness.

Hollaback! Gent attended the Queer, Feminist Praxis and Social Media Workshop in Brighton, UK!! Hollas hosted a community circle with participants to share stories of harassment and brainstorm ideas on effective ways to address it. They then led a chalkwalk in the streets of Brighton. Check out their roundup of the event as well as some great pictures!

Hollaback! Alberta Celebrates the University of Alberta Pride Week 2013! Check out these beautiful photos!

Hollaback! Ottawa is doing a street harassment survey! Take a few seconds to fill out their questionnaire.

Hollaback! Boston held a HOLLA Offline event to plan their float for Pride Parade and a holla-full summer. Hollas interviewed two trailblazing Bostonians for their “Introducing” series. The first introduces Kayla, Boston’s new summer intern! Welcome to the Hollaback! family, Kayla! The second introduces Beverly, cyclist and street harassment avenger extraordinaire! This week, Kate posted an important follow up to last week’s “Clever or Creepy” discussion, with accompanying guest entry by her friend Amelia.

Hollaback! Poland came out with a powerful video documenting”Why I Hollaback” messages collected during anti-street harassment week last month. Watch it here:

Hollaback! Des Moines is holding two community nights at Buffalo Wild Wings. Twenty percent of sales will benefit Hollaback! Des Moines.

Hollaback! Philly will be releasing their much anticipated street harassment comic book, “Red, Yellow, Blue” this weekend at Locust Moon Comics. Philly hollas also held a hangout to discuss the next steps of their Anti-Street Harassment PSA ad campaign. Stay tuned!

Another great week at Hollaback! thanks to all of you. Have a good weekend and keep up the incredible work!

Holla and out –

The HOLLAteam

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Week in Our Shoes: The Transit Edition

Here the news from the movement this week:

Here at the Mothership, Deputy Director Debjani did a great interview with HuffPostLive this week on the subject of street harassment an safety on public transit. Check her out live in studio!

Hollaback! Ottawa is on a serious roll this week! Ottawa hollas hosted a forum on public transit safety called Talking Back! The event was covered by Metro News, CTV News, and CBC Radio! WOW! Check out these awesome photos from the event and The Julie’s CTV Ottawa Morning Live interview on youtube:

Hollaback! Hamilton is looking to fill several positions on their team. They are looking for a Graphic Design Coordinator, a Legal Coordinator, and two Social Media/Communications Coordinators. Spread the word!

Hollaback! Berlin’s site leader Julia is in a documentary that will be released this weekend. Check her out!
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Hollaback! Sheffield just launched their photo campaign! Check out the awesome photos they collected. If you want to be a part of their project, email your photos to sheffield@ihollaback.org or upload them to Sheffield’s twitter or facebook.

Hollaback! Baltimore is calling for cyclists’ street harassment stories in honor on National Bike Month. Submit your biking-while-being-harassed story to our Bmore hollas.

Hollaback! Boston interviewed producer, blogger and marathoner Alex for this week’s edition of the “Introducing” series. In another post, site leader Britni makes some intriguing points about the subjectivity of individual experience and how what we as individuals think constitutes street harassment may vary from person to person.

Hollaback! Philly published a new piece by guest blogger Lula Lisbon called “I Might Have a Nice Ass, But You’re Still an Asshole.”  Also, Hollaback! Philly is proud to announce the much anticipated release of their street harassment comic book! Hollas will be attending the Philadelphia Wizard Con at the end of the month.

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