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It’s that time of week again! Let’s learn what our different Hollaback! sites have been up to this week…
At the Mothership…
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.”
Hollaback! Czech Republic‘s Gail Whitmore performed for the first ever International Women’s Conference in the Czech Republic.
It’s time for our weekly update!
Here 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!
Hollaback! Pathankot announces that they will be doing a chalk walk soon! Check back to their website for updates
Hollaback! Edinburgh‘s Emily Martin and Dominic Hinde presented at the Scottish Parliament!
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!
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.
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! 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! 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!
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 covers 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.
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:
Here’s what’s going on around the world:
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! 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! 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 —
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them to Sheffield’s twitter or facebook.
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.
This week we said farewell to our incredible Research and Development Intern, Lindsey! Thank you Lindsey for your months of amazing work, dedication, and blazin’ hot spirit! YOU ROCK!!
Hollaback! co-sponsored NOW-NYC’s Mayoral Forum on women and girls which took place on Tuesday at Pace University. On Thursday, we attended the New York Women’s Foundation Breakfast.
Our Program Associate, Jae Cameron wrote a kickass Op-ed in the Huffington Post on how, “Street Harassment is an LGBTQIA Issue.” Check it out! We also got some sweet shout outs this week in The Times News and Whitehot Magazine.
AND here’s what hollas around the world are up to:
Site Leaders, Eglantine and Aurore are hosting a workshop on Hollaback! and street harassment at the Queer, feminist and social media praxis workshop/conference this month in Brighton. BUT they need your help! Travelling ain’t free unfortunately, so the hollas set up a GoFundMe campaign! Please spread the word and help them get to Brighton!!
Hollaback! Chemnitz had their launch party last week! At the party, guests released their self-published zines and celebrated the beginning of Hollaback! Chemnitz. Check out the lovely photos of the event!
Hollaback! Berlin announces the Cats Against Cat Calling Compilation release party on May 31st!! Berlin hollas partnered with Riot Grrrl Berlin to put together this amazing project. The site will also be on the radio this upcoming Sunday. Listen to them here.
Hollaback! London is turning three years old! The site celebrated three years of fighting street harassment in conjunction with the launch of their publication, Langdon Olgar II! The big birthday bash/launch ceremony was complete with awesome music and delicious food. HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOLLAS!!
Hollaback! West Yorkshire is excited to announce that they are now accepting submissions for their very first zine on street harassment. Send stories, poems, drawings, pictures, etc. to email@example.com with `zine submission’ in the header. The site is also preparing for their street harassment workshop in Bradford on June 1st!
Beautiful week everyone! Keep up the inspiring work!
Holla and out
My friend was walking home from the bus stop and a man in a car made whale noises at her.
News from New York:
News from around the world:
Hollaback! Brussels welcomes a guest entry on their blog in post by Emilie Van Limbergen. If you can read Dutch, check it out! In human rights news, Hollaback! Brussels is standing in strong support of rape victims and the organization “Rise Against Rape.” They are asking everyone to join them. This August 31, 2013 is the trial of the rapist, Taufik Ahaddouch, the a man who raped five young girls after being REALEASED from the justice system after raping another seven. This case represents serious failure of the justice system as a whole and the trial must be well-attended with supporters of the victims and allies against rape.
Hollaback! Philly’s projects coordinator, Anna, wrote a kickass article in the Huffington Post s part of the RaiseforWomen Challenge. With an incredible sense of humor, Philly hollas back at the “Ask Papa” advice columnist of the Philadelphia City Paper. Finally, check out the POWERFUL video tour of Philly’s Anti-Street Harassment Chalk Walk featuring our hollas and allies:
Hollaback! Melbourne announces the launch of their new series The F Word, a bi-weekly discussion of feminism, what it means, and issues that face feminists and humanists in the world today. This is going to be awesome, stay tuned!
Hollaback! Chandigarh was featured in Femina, a well known women’s magazine in India! The issue covers Rubina’s story and how Hollaback! Chandigarh got started. This week, the site posted an essential resource on their site this week titled, “Ten Things You Need to Know About the Sexual Harassment at Workplace Law,” breaking down important facts and clarifications on the anti-sexual harassment law put in place in India last year.
Hollaback! West Yorkshire is getting ready for their street harassment workshop, scheduled for June 1st! The site is also announcing that they are now accepting submissions their upcoming zine on street harassment! Stories, poems, drawings, and pictures are all welcome! Holla at the via firstname.lastname@example.org with `zine submission’ in the header.
Hollaback! Boston has released this week’s edition of Introducing!, an ongoing series where hollas interview Bostonians. This week, Boston hollas interviewed L, a friend of Hollaback! Boston who blogs anonymously at 5 Cities 6 Women. Next Thursday, May 9, Hollaback! Boston will be joining Fenway Health and IMPACT Boston next for a workshop on responding safely to street harassment how how to be an effective bystander. In honor of National Bike Month, hollas are calling for cyclists’ street harassment stories. Send them in!
Hollaback! NYC hosted a very successful clothing swap this week. Hollas and allies swapped clothing and raised some holla-funds while also collecting tons of clothes for Out Of The Closet. On Wednesday, hollas made a grand appearance at Denim Day at City Hall.
Hollaback! Belfast and Hollaback! Dublin started a campaign to urge Irish radio presenter, Ian Dempsey, to apologize for trivializing sexual assault on his show this week. Read the hollas’ open letter and sign the petition!
Hollaback! Melbourne launched a series of initiatives as part of their International Anti -Street Harassment Week. The site created a photo wall of a bunch of photos they collected of Melbournians holding up anti-street harassment messages. The site also put together a collage of fun and interesting online feminism.
Hollaback! Chennai has a wonderful new entry titled, “A Time for Assessment, a Time for Growth” talking about the necessity of initiatives like Hollaback! and the site’s plans for the future. Stay tuned!