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Week in Our Shoes: Creative Combat Edition

Hey Hollabackers! 

This week Hollaback was featured in CBC News, The Daily Progress, Pix 11, and Business Insider Australia.

At the mothership, we hosted a workshop to find creative ideas to improve the NYPD’s approach to subway harassment.

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

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio hosted a super rad Screening and Screen Printing Party. Not only did they screen the new Wonder Woman documentary, they also created some cool anti-street 10500387_486100764869170_5457950979187531822_nharassment memorabilia. They also did two screenings of the film Tough Guise for the women currently incarcerated at Southeast Ohio Regional Jail! Super cool, guys!

Hollaback! Twin Cities led their first sexual harassment with staff at the local DV/SA, and it went super well!

Hollaback! Kathmandu hosted a chalk walk and a photo campaign to bring awareness to street harassment and was super successful. Pictures of the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Des Moines participated in a Hobby Lobby/SCOTUS Protest, where they rallied against the recent Supreme Court rulings. Awesome work, guys!

Hollaback! Vancouver had their launch party this past weekend, and it was a rockin’ good time. Pictures of the event can be found here!

Hollaback! Boston is hosting a Take Back the Bar event this weekend. If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by and hang out with some awesome people all in the name of ending street harassment.

Hollaback! BMore signed on the Baltimore Rock Opera Society for their Safer Spaces Campaign.

Hollaback! Ottawa co-hosted an amazing, creative workshop called Collective Spaces, where participants learned more about street harassment while working together to create a moveable mural that will be featured at various college campus around the area.

Keep up the amazing work! Til next time-

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback Team

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Dr. Karla Jay at HOLLA::Revolution

On street harassment, “we discovered it wasn’t just one of us, it was all of us

Dr. Karla Jay talks early anti-street harassment organizing (including an ogle in on Wall Street), movement building, and how to stand up to street harassment at this year’s #hollarev!

Watch the full clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJBQ_xs350U

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Hateful Car Harassment

I was walking to Starbucks, trying to cross the road and a car of guys started yelling at me to fuck off, that I need to die and that I was a whore.

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Hayley Conway from All Out at #Hollarev

…in 77 countries it is a crime to be gay. In 10 of those countries it can cost you your life…There is literally no country in the world where LGBT people are treated equally under the law.” #hollarev

Today’s video from HOLLA::Revolution 2014 features Hayley Conway from All Out (@allout), taking on place and history, and calling out homophobic harassment and gender policing in the streets. Watch the video below!

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “I’m No Longer the Cheerful Girl I Once Was”

Since January, these two boys from my grade (6th!), who walk home the same route I do, have been making comments about my “fat, juicy ass.” And in April it got even worse. They started having loud conversations about how they were going to rape me or how they were gonna put there “spout up my c**t” I’m no longer the cheerful girl I once was. Thanks to two 12 year old douchebags who love to street harass.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Creepy “whooping and hollering”

A man, late 50s about 5’7″ heavy set, started to verbally harass and follow my friend and I on pacific avenue. He was yelling out rude comments about our clothes while “praising The Lord” for our legs. The wind blew my skirt up and he started whooping and hollering like a child. It was a 95 degree day and of course I was wearing a dress. He followed us from in front of the Del Mar theater to the corner of Taco Bell and we retreated to Saturns Cafe for safety.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “It’s amazing how young this starts”

When my friend and I were 13, we were walking back to my house from a fast food restaurant. We had entered a fairly nice neighborhood and were minding our own business when we hear “damn!” And we turn and there’s a group of 4 guys who looked to be 17, cat calling us, and just making lewd comments. After hearing enough, I turned around and flipped them off, telling them that if they didn’t shut up, they’d be getting this finger somewhere else. It’s amazing to see how young this behavior starts.

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Drive by creepers

There is a local grocery store within .1 miles of my house that I walk to often, not having a car to drive, and I have gotten honked at multiple times, guys slow down when they pass me and give me a degrading stare, and I get comments like “hey hot stuff!” thrown out the window often. I’m barely 15, why not watch the road instead of the adolescents walking next to it??

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Week In Our Shoes: HOLLA for Change Edition

Hey Hollabackers!

This week, Hollaback! was featured in City Paper, Belgium Time, CONTESSA GAYLES · Multimedia Journalist, Black Youth Project, Writog, State News, and NY City Lens. Also, Thee Kats Meoww just released this awesome video from our rally earlier this month!

Finally, check out this video from STAGE: Students Taking Action for Gender Equity. In celebration of the launch of our Holla 101: An Educator’s Guide to Street Harassment back in February, STAGE hit the streets and held their own Chalk Walk, in an effort to reclaim their city’s sidewalks. The video is a recap of their walk!

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

Hollaback! Appalachian Ohio held a 2 hour workshop at Hocking College on Assertive Responses to street harassment and Bystander Intervention.

Hollaback! Baltimore was interviewed on WYPR’s Maryland Morning radio show talking about their Safer Spaces campaign. Check it out here! On Tuesday and Thursday, they co-sponsored an event with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, artist of the Stop Telling Women to Smile project.  Tatyana held an open and casual discussion about street harassment and the Stop Telling Women to Smile project.

Hollaback! Houston visited with some inspiring students at St. Catherine’s Montessori who wanted to know more about the Hollaback! movement. They are taking on some great feminist topics and are ready to take action. Sounds fantastic!

Hollaback! LA made this kick ass new postcard (pictured above). And it will soon be available in Spanish! They were also mention in this local podcast.

Hollaback! Philly was at Awesome Con this week, talking with people about how cosplay =/= consent!

Hollaback! Tucson was at the University of Arizona’s Take Back the Night event for a night of healing and solidarity.

Til next week,

HOLLA and out!

- The Hollaback! Team

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Close walking creeper

A man on the corner of Columbia and 16 started getting very close to me and talking to me as I walked down the street.

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