This week Hollaback! was featured by Awkward Inquiries, The Examiner, Athens News, and Athens Ohio Today. Hollaback! launched “Harassment Is: An exploration of identity and street harassment” as a part of our #HarassmentIs campaign, alongside our “harassment-is” tumblr page, for people to post photos or vlogs of what “harassment is” and expand the conversation on street harassment. On October 17th, Hollaback! hosted a tweet up, where people were invited to discuss what #harassmentis to them and on October 18th, Hollaback chalked up Washington Square Park for the #harassmentis chalk walk. Whew! What a week.
Here’s what the HOLLAs around the world have been up to:
Hollaback! Chennai recently partnered with Vivanta by Taj – Connemara for five exciting editions of Hollaback! Fridays. These events, which took place on ‘ladies’ night’ at the hotel’s bar, Distil, featured live music by local female-fronted bands, with handouts on street sexual harassment being distributed with every bill. Hollaback! Chennai volunteers also approached patrons at these events and asked them to complete the sentence, ‘I Hollaback! because…’ in their own words; they were then asked to write the sentence on a piece of paper and pose for a photo while holding the paper with their message.
Hollaback Appalachian Ohio in addition to receiving some great press coverage, participated in a rally and march, F–CK RAPE CULTURE. The event caused quite a stir when “almost 100 men and women marched through the streets of Athens to push back against campus rape culture.”
HOLLA and out!
-The Hollaback! Team