A Week in our Shoes: Three Weeks of Resistance

Hollaback! Ottawa Chalk WalkHollas, it’s been a minute!

The past three weeks have seen natural disaster and government oppression, and those stories aren’t even done unfolding. But we’ve continued to show up for each other and rally for a better world.

AT HOLLABACK HQ
  • We bid a bittersweet goodbye to our communications intern Aria, our graphic design super-intern Kendall, and our HeartMob super-duper intern Aoife. Kendall worked with us for seven months and Aoife was with us for a full year… We’ll miss all three of these interns, but we’re so excited to see what they do next!
  • We welcomed a new staff member! See more under HeartMob below. Our amazing People’s Supper intern is also staying with us – see more below!
  • Emily keynoted for 150 students at the College of New Jersey.
  • Debjani did a #LoveArmy teach-in on bystander intervention with Yasmin Safdié of the Anti-Violence Project, and has continued to give digital bystander intervention trainings with Agunda. Sign up for the next one here!
Hollaback! Czech at Czech Pride!
Hollaback! Czech at Czech Pride!
AROUND THE WORLD 
  • Hollaback! Ottawa organized a chalk walk (featured in Metro Ottawa) and site leader Julie Lalonde was profiled in Ottawa Magazine!
  • Hollaback! Jakarta and the Jakarta Feminist Discussion Group responded insightfully to a New York Times story about the walkability of Jakarta that omitted any discussion of street harassment. Chapter member Vivi was also interviewed in FreakMagz!
  • Ozvi se! HollaBack! Czech was present and proud at a Czech Pride soiree and the parade itself!
  • Hollaback! Nederland launched its new project, “Kom je hier vaker?” (Do you come here often?) at the Chicks on a Mission Conference in Amsterdam! The project is a collaboration with Doetank PEER and Emancipator, and calls on bars and café’s to promote a safe nightlife.
Hollaback! Nederlands new campaign posterHEARTMOB
  • We are delighted to welcome aboard our newest staff member, Mozilla Fellow Sarah Aoun! Sarah will be working with us on all things online harassment. Welcome, Sarah!
  • Leah hosted another “How to Support Your Friends When They’re Harassed Online” digital training! Sign up for the next one here.
  • Leah’s at the Lesbians Who Tech conference this weekend!
  • We’ll be releasing some new resources in the next couple of weeks… stay tuned!
THE PEOPLE’S SUPPER
  • We are so grateful to keep working with Halsey, our wonderful TPS intern who joined our team over the summer!
  • Wall of Us has brought TPS on as an anchor partner to host ActLocal 2017 nationwide grassroots conferences to help train and support new activists.
  • Micky presented Brave Space principles to 2,800 people on the Women’s March Organizers’ call!
  • We’re 15 people away from our People’s Pledge goal! Sign now to support a building a better United States.
COMING UP
  • The People’s Supper has an upcoming supper with the New York City Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee.
  • We’re also searching for Hollaback! site leaders and fall interns for communications and graphic design, so tell your friends and keep the global network growing!
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With love and solidarity,

-The Hollaback Team

 

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