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30 3rd Avenue, #800B*
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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What is Hollaback all about?
Check out this short video profiling our work.
Are you a bunch of crazed misandrists who hate men?
Actually, Hollaback! is a nonprofit organization comprised of all genders who believe in building communities where everyone feels comfortable, safe, and respected. We were co-founded by three men (and four women), and today, one third of our board members are men. Many people, particularly men, are unaware of the frequency and severity of disrespect and intimidation that numerous folks, especially women, gender non-conforming, and LGBTQ folks, experience in public spaces on a daily basis. Hollaback! aims to expose and combat street harassment and provide an empowering forum.
Do you have an annual report?
What have you guys accomplished so far?
In our first five years of operation, we’ve exceeded every goal we set for ourselves. Here is a taste of what we’ve accomplished:
If I fund you today, what will my money go towards? What are you guys planning for the next year?
Here are some key milestones for 2016:
And here are some things that we don’t currently have funding for, and would need your donations, introductions, and support to bring to life:
To fund your local Hollaback! site, go your local site’s website. Our site leaders work as volunteers, and many of them have paypal sites set up to help them support their work locally.
Does Hollaback! endorse criminalization of street harassment?
No. We believe that it is our role as advocates to steer policy makers away from measures that would increase criminalization, and toward measures that engage communities in prevention. As explained in Hollaback!’s article by Deputy Director, Debjani Roy, “Criminalizing verbal harassment and unwanted gestures is neither the final goal nor the ultimate solution to this problem and can, in fact, inadvertently work against the growth of an inclusive anti-harassment movement. The criminal justice system disproportionately targets and affects low-income communities and communities of color, as evidenced by policies such as New York City’s Stop and Frisk program and other degrading forms of racial profiling. Our objective is to address and shift cultural and social dialogues and attitudes of patriarchy that purport street harassment as simply the price you pay for being a woman or being LGBTQ. It is not to re-victimize men already discriminated against by the system.”
Have you won any awards for your work?
In the last three years:
Our executive director has also won many awards for her leadership. In 2013, she was named one of “50 fearless minds changing the world” by the Daily Muse. In 2012, she received five awards in 2012 including one of twelve women to watch in 2012 by the Daily Muse, one of 20 women “leading the way” by the Huffington Post, a “Hero Among Us” in People Magazine, an AOL “Next Maker,” and one of Jezebel’s “25 kick-ass and amazing women we love. In 2011, May was named one of Women’s eNews “21 leaders for the 21st Century”, which was presented by Dan Rather, received the “40 under 40” award from the New Leadership Council, was selected as a Top 10 finalist for the “Young Nonprofit Leaders of the Year” Classy awards, and was named an Ashoka “ChangemakeHER” joining such social change makers as Melinda Gates and Fran Drescher. Additionally, and to our utter delight, when feminist icon Gloria Steinem was asked, “What women today inspire you and make you feel that the movement continues?” Her response was, “Emily May of Hollaback! who has empowered women in the street, literally.”
Who else are you funded by?
We have a full list of foundation funders on our funding page. Seventy percent of our donations are from individuals just like you in amounts of $10 or less.
What is your budget, and how many staff do you have?
Our budget for fiscal year 2014-15 was $380,000. We have five full-time staff members, one part time staff member, and receive over $250,000 in in-kind donations per year. For example, our graphic design is done by Kristen Meloche, legal work is done pro-bono by the legal firm MOFO and Trust Law – all pro-bono. These pro-bono calculations don’t include the incredible work of all our site leaders internationally. We estimate that if we calculated their volunteer work into our organizational budget our annual budget would top $5 million. This work would not be possible without an amazing network of volunteers and supporters like you — thank you!
Contact Executive Director Emily May directly via email at [email protected]
On behalf of the entire Hollaback team, we couldn’t be more grateful for your gift.