As we warm up into August, we have another double-feature edition of WIOS today! These past two weeks have been anything but dull, with amazing projects and collaborations taking place all over the world.
AT HOLLABACK HQ
- Agunda held another digital bystander intervention training! As a thank you to the 2,500+ people we’ve trained, we’ve extended our promo code hollabacksummer, so you can now attend a digital bystander intervention training for FREE through August. Sign up for our next one on August 17th!
AROUND THE WORLD
- Hollaback! Oxford held an art exhibition titled “Reclaiming Spaces” with an amazing variety of paintings, sculpture, video, poetry, short stories, photographs, and graphic design. There was also a dance performance, live poetry, music from the “Handy Voices” choir and a local musician, some amazing comedians, and a panel discussion with their local MP, Anneliese Dodds, and the Women’s Right Director for Oxfam GB, Nikki Van Der Gaag. The exhibition is on for another week, so if any UK Hollas are in the area, check it out!
- Hollaback! Oxford also launched a research survey on harassment in Oxford with a local market research company!
- Hollaback! Detroit held a workshop on Art as Activism for Girls Rock Detroit and they created some great art ideas around social issues that were important to them.
- Hollaback! Detroit was also on a Reproductive Justice Panel hosted by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan. They also led a #BlackGirlsMatter event outside of a R. Kelly concert, where they handed out flyers on rape culture, sexual assault and how to end it!
- Hollaback! London launched a Creative Direct Action Project, which has been met with an increase in stories being shared onto the site, and lots of interest from artists to get involved!
- Leah trained 15 people on combating online harassment at #NN17 in Atlanta!
- Debjani talked about online harassment in the fourth episode of a new podcast from Mozilla, IRL: Online Life is Real Life. This episode’s theme: The Care and Feeding of Your Troll.
THE PEOPLE’S SUPPER
- On Saturday, 7/29, Vivien Hau and The Seventh Art Stand held a People’s Supper after the showing of their film, Searching Skies, on Global Islamophobia Awareness Day.
- On Thursday, 8/3, The People’s Supper partnered with This Star Won’t Go Out to host an Esther Day Online Supper. This was the first supper we’ve held virtually kickstarting a series of virtual suppers we will be holding throughout the month. Join a virtual supper here!
- On Wednesday, 8/9, YEA Camp hosted a People’s Supper with their campers. You can watch them announce that they’ve signed The People’s Pledge here and join sign it for yourself here! sign our pledge here!
- Register for our next HeartMob webinar on August 15th and learn how to support your friends when they’re harassed online.
- We’re also searching for Hollaback! Site Leaders and Fall Interns so tell your friends and keep the global network growing!
With love and solidarity,
-The Hollaback Team