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Week In Our Shoes: Out on the Streets Edition

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This week Hollaback! was featured by the Huffington Post, Boston Magazine, Metro News, One Equal World, and Stop Street Harassment; Hollaback!’s ED, Emily May traveled to Houston to shoot a video for the Giving Library, she was interviewed for a documentary on social entrepreneurship and was featured on Bronxnet.

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

Hollaback Belfast announced their new partnership with Here NI, a community organization dedicated to improving the lives of lesbian and bisexual women in Northern Ireland.

Hollaback Boston, released an infographic via the data from their newly launched State of The Streets Report. They were featured on Boston Neighborhood Network TV and have gotten impressive press coverage on the report so far.

Hollaback Alberta participated in Take Back the Night Edmonton. They tabled at the event and even spoke with Edmonton mayoral candidate, Don Iveson, regarding gender-based violence in public space.

Hollaback Ottawa participated in Take Back the Night last Thursday as well! They also had a table where they got a ton of people signed up to keep informed on their work. Ottawa leader, Julie Lalonde, won “Best Volunteer in a Leading Role” award at the Volunteer Ottawa Award Gala, in large part because of her work with Holla! in her city. Congrats!

Great job, peeps!

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

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Week in Our Shoes: Back to School Edition

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This week Hollaback! was featured by My Local, HuffPost British Columbia, The Canadian Broadcasting Company,The Smithsonian Online, Tok Nok, Money News, TED Blog, Bustle, Care2, Mashable and Baltimore Out Loud; Hollaback New York City posted about their upcoming participation in Suzanne Lacy’s “Between the Door and the Street” project, a collaborative effort with Creative Time and the Brooklyn Museum to be held on October 19th.

Hollaback! was also featured in a Catapult video that was screened at the Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in NYC this week.

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

Hollaback Halifax was a speaker and anti-harassment officer in the Take Back The Campus event in Halifax!

Hollaback Edinburgh held a Day School on Intersectionality and Street Harassment. The school offered workshops on Rape Culture and Street Harassment, and Street Harassment and Intersectionality – with a host of special guests, including Glasgow-based Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre.

Hollaback Boston, with the help of Hollaback Ottawa, finalized their State of The Streets Report, profiling their organization and compiling data from their recent survey! They’ve also published a helpful and informational Take Back The Bar FAQ to their site in response to a large number of questions about their popular event.

Hollaback Alberta has reached over 372 respondents through their street harassment survey!

Job well done, party people!

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Bike blocking and harassment

Stopped at a crosswalk on my bike. Man approached me and asked if I speak Spanish. I speak a little, but didn’t catch it all. He pulled a picture of a nearly naked woman out of his pocket and pointed at her crotch at which point I just shook my head. He then shook my hand, held on to me, and started talking about how beautiful I was. He had wedged his bike wheel on mine and I couldn’t move.

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Week In Our Shoes: TED Cities 2.0 Edition!

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This week, our Executive Director, Emily May, gave a TED City 2.0 talk as she accepted her TED City 2.0 award.

Hollaback! was featured by MSN News Online, Feminist Current, The Daily Californian, Genius Online, TED Prize and the West: Welfare, Society, Territory; we posted the HOLLA::Revolution promo video on our main page; DD, Debjani, trained 70 men and women at Turning Point in Brooklyn; and Stacy Bullard joined our team as the new Development and Research Intern!

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

Hollaback LA is leading a talk and workshop with an art museum in Rancho Cucamonga today. Thursday, they partnered up with the End Violence online forum. They’ve just developed a new Spanish-language version of their city postcard. Plans are to branch out into the Orange county and San Fernando Valley with some awesome new volunteers!

Hollaback Ottawa is hosting a Chalk Walk today after the resounding success of their last one!

Hollaback Philly is trying to shake things up in City Hall! Their survey is up and ready for participants to take in anticipation of their City Hall meeting, which is soon to come.

Hollaback Boston is hosting a Take Back the Bar event tonight. They will be reclaiming public space and creating a supportive environment for people to hang out (and enjoy a beer!).

Hollaback Hamilton is working with McMaster University to potentially have a group of students to coordinate event planning for McMaster’s Fall experiential education program. Jess of Hollaback Hamilton has been asked to speak of the Leadership for Summit for Women- a one day conference about leadership in Hamilton.

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “It was the scariest moment”

My friend and I were at a sleepover (we’re 14) and we were walking to the corner store when we hear a man whistling behind us very creepily… He followed us all the way there but we couldn’t see him but we heard him whistling. Then we stayed in the store for 15 minutes so he would go away, but then after we left we heard him again behind us, he was waiting. He didn’t talk just whistled we faked a phone call like a safety class told us to do. Then we safely got home but it was the scariest moment

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Wolf whistles

I was walking to a friend’s house at about 6 PM, and a man wolf whistled as I walked by. He then yelled that he and his wife (who was not there if real) wanted to fuck me and that she would go easy on me because I’m so young…

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The HOLLA::Revolution Promo Video is UP!

On July 25th, 2013, Hollaback! hosted the first ever international speakers series on street harassment, HOLLA::Revolution.  The event was emceed by Jamia Wilson and featured leading local and international leaders in the fight against gender-based violence.

 

The historic event featured 18 badass speakers and performers representing organizations such as: Bklyn Boihood, Sassafrass Tech Collective, Women in Media News, Girls for Gender Equity, Cornell University, Feministing, the Man Up Campaign, the Novo foundation, and Hollaback!.

 

Presenters discussed a wide range of diverse and engaging topics around street harassment, from Technology & Storytelling and The Importance of Online Movement Building to Un/Doing Masculinities and Youth Organizing Around Street Harassment.

 

HOLLA::Revolution had 150 (amazing) supporters in the audience of the sold out event.  It was live-streamed at: ihollaback.org/hollarevolution/ with over 570 viewers watching the livestream around the world.  Audience members described the event as “inspiring”, “diverse”, “intersectional”, and “educational”.

 

You can check out a promo video for the event, created by video editor Corinne Colgan, below.

HOLLA::Revolution from Corinne Colgan on Vimeo.

Hollaback! is beginning their plans for the next #hollarev and we want to hear from you!  If you attended HOLLA::Revolution on July 25th, or joined us on the livestream, let us know how next year’s speakers series can grow by filling out this survey.

 

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A week in our shoes: BACK TO SCHOOL EDITION

Dear Hollabackers,

This week, Hollaback! was featured by Fast Company, the Knight Foundation, and The Atlantic. Deputy Director, Debjani delivered the National Campus Safety Awareness Month keynote at Old Dominion University, training for the Class 9 of Hollaback! sites began, and we tabled at a Gotham Girls Roller Derby bout.

Heres’s what the HOLLAs Around The World have been up to!

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Hollaback! Baltimore unveiled their amazing PROCLAIM NO SHAME photo from their event a couple weeks back!

Hollaback! Czech was a supporter of the international “To Russia With Love KISS-IN” this past Sunday.

Hollaback! Hamilton was a panel about violence against women at McMaster University for Take Back The Night. They’ll also be hosting a chalk walk tonight.

Hollaback! Dublin hosted their first ever clothing swap.

Hollaback! Boston is part of a coalition for gender and racial equity and they launched their vision statement at a press conference this week. They also posted a recap of the Goddess Walk in Brooklyn.

Hollaback! Belfast spoke on campaigning against sexism at The Gender Initiative event by Youth Action Northern Ireland this week.

Hollaback! Gent had a fundraising bake sale in partnership the Ken Gallucio Cup 2013 tournament (a Lacrosse European tournament), and they also entered a think tank led by City Hall about street harassment directed at LGBT individuals.

Hollaback! Melbourne posted a guest post from Talisha about how our language shapes our collective unconscious.

Hollaback! Halifax has been providing backup and support to the women’s centre at Saint Mary’s University after video of a pro-rape chant at frosh week went viral. The women’s centre has invited several of their community partners, including their local Hollaback, to join them in rising up, raising their voices, and taking back their campus. They even got a shoutout on TV!

HOLLA and out!

-The Hollaback! Team

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HOLLA ON THE GO: Champs Eysees at night

Was leaving club at Champs Elysees at 2-30 am this spring. I was crossing road when guy came behind trying to make conversation, where i’m from etc. I ignored him, he continued annoying, i said loud that will call police if he not back off. He laughed and then put his hand on my shoulder and then took it back (creepy, because no police there at night), and then i saw his eyes, he was on drugs, his eyes were like glass. I was not dressed provocative, It’s just C.E. is full of freaks at night!!!!

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HOLLA ON THE GO: “Sick of it”

Again on the bus through Rusholme, this time after a night out. I often get the bus home when I’m sober. A guy gets on and again chooses to sit opposite me on an empty bus, tries speaking to me which I ignore and get up to move seats. He grabs my behind so I started screaming at him so the bus driver made him get off the bus. I wish I could write down all the verbal incidents but there are so many it’s disgusting, my response now is to frown at them in disgust or shout back angrily, sick of it.

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