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!
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.
- 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.
- 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!
With love and solidarity,
-The Hollaback Team