A Week In Our Shoes: Celebrations and Spreading the Word!

Hey Hollas!

We’ve been super busy here at HQ, and we don’t want you to miss a minute, so let’s get to it!

We’ve been putting the almost-final touches on our new website, set to launch later this month, and we’re super excited to introduce a whole new look for Hollaback! around the globe.

un_posterWe’ve spent the week showing our love to so many groups of awesome individuals, from Indigenous People’s Day to National Coming Out Day to International Day of the Girl. We support all those who’ve endured the struggle and continue to fight for the freedom to express their identity, gender and sexuality the way they’d like. We hope you will all keep fighting for the visibility you deserve in every overlapping circle, and we will work as hard as we can to fight for your rights to exist freely and happily.

unnamed-4Later today, our Heartmob Program intern Aoife will be attending the Why She Ran event at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. The event, hosted by Brooklyn Congresswoman Laurie Cumbo, will focus on how women can become more involved in local and state politics. We can’t wait to hear all about the event!

And later tonight, our Executive Director Emily will attend the New York Women’s Foundation’s fall gala to celebrate strides that the NYWF has made in providing a voice for women and being a force for change. We’re so grateful to this organization for continuing to support our efforts in keeping women healthy, happy and safe, and we can’t wait to celebrate their accomplishments tonight!

Here’s what’s been going on with our sites around the world:

Hollaback! Hallifax was invited to a Consent Culture forum last weekend hosted by the Nova Scotia chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students. Volunteer Rebecca Faria joined a panel of leaders discussing online consent and facilitated an open organizing space called “Taking Down Trolls.” Great work! Your words certainly have the power to affect change!

14601015_1104664522944305_1335121688130777505_nHollaback! Vancouver participated in the Police Department’s Women’s Safety Fair  at Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre. During the fair, they participated in a panel discussion where they educated people about Hollaback!’s mission and discussed women’s safety. Thanks so much for spreading the word about the awesome things we do here at Hollaback!  

14484748_1210810358969929_4523884884575753738_nLast week, Brittany Oliver, director of Hollaback! Baltimore, spoke to tenth grade students about consent at the Women of the World festival. Educating our youth about consent and boundaries is super important! Thank you so much for all your work!

Keep up the amazing work, Hollas, and we can’t wait to see what next week brings!

Holla and out!

-the Hollaback! team


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