The Holla-Days are right around the corner, but we want to give you one more update before this year is through. We’ve been working night and day to end this year on the highest note possible, so without further ado, here’s what we’ve been up to here at HQ:
- Our Deputy Director Debjani recently participated in a Facebook Live interview published in Salon about shifting the culture around catcalling.
- Debjani was also interviewed on NPR about our bystander intervention training webinars, and our partner organization The Center for Anti-Violence Education, which has been facilitating self defense-style bystander intervention trainings since the election, was mentioned alongside us.
- Speaking of, if you are interested in joining our bystander intervention webinar, we’ll still be hosting them after the New Year – the first is on Wednesday, January 4 from 1-2 p.m., and we highly encourage everyone to become informed and involved so we can leave harassment in 2016!
- With the close of this year comes the end of our fall internship, and we’d like to give a huge thank you and goodbye to our three wonderful interns Talia (Development and Program), Aoife (Heartmob Program) and Suzy (Communications). Thank you for all your help and support, and don’t be strangers! We’re still looking to fill two out of the five spring internship positions, so if you have an interest in a Graphic Design or a Development and Program internship, please apply!
- And lastly, we encourage everyone to make a plan for the new year that involves helping to end harassment on any level. Whether this plan involves donating to Hollaback! (which we would love and appreciate), becoming a global site leader and ending harassment in your community, or attending one of our bystander intervention webinars to learn how to stop harassment while keeping yourself safe, you can help leave hate in 2016. Let’s all create an environment where we can all feel safe in public spaces!
Holla and out!
-The Hollaback Team