Happy Friday Hollas! We have a jam-packed two week addition for you today. With the end of the year coming up before we know it, we’ve been working hard in the office and around the world. Here’s a quick overview of some of the amazing activism that we’re involved in right now.
FROM HOLLABACK HQ
- On #GivingTuesday Hollaback! reached out to our base to support our ongoing work to end harassment in public spaces. Thanks to our amazing community, we exceeded our goal of $10,000! We’re still working to raise $30,000 before the end of the year – and with #GivingTuesday, have started out strong. A big thank you to everyone who donated, shared, and supported the call to action!
- We had a successful Train the Trainer session all this week and certified new people on how to do Bystander Intervention training.
- We held a train the trainer for Make the Road NY in collaboration with Anti Violence Project.
- Emily was featured in Forbes, The Guardian, Buzzfeed and beyond discussing the current outpour of stories about sexual assault.
AROUND THE WORLD
- Hollaback! London is in the midst of their event, 16 days of creative action, check out the facebook event to see how you can get involved.
- Hollaback! Belfast held their fourth annual Reclaim the Night march on November 25th, co-organised with Belfast Feminist Network. Hundreds marched to protest street harassment and gender based violence. Local TV channel NVTV covered it with footage of the rally and interviews with Elaine, other organisers and speakers.
- Hollaback! Alberta is currently partnering with the City of Edmonton, Men Edmonton, NextGen, and the project This Is What It Feels like to highlight the experiences of street harassment in Edmonton. The mission of This Is What It Feels like is to provide participants with the auditory experience of being on the receiving end of catcalling.
- Hollaback! Jakarta did a Bystander Intervention workshop on November 21st as part of Indonesia’s National Volunteer Month.
- Hollaback! Jakarta also participated in a panel discussion called “My Body is Not Public Space at @america, the U.S. Embassy’s cultural center in Jakarta on November 29th as part of 16 Days of Activism.
- Vivi was featured in a video for a series by Hannah Al Rashid, a UN Indonesia SDG Mover for #Gender Equality, released yesterday. In this video, Vivi talks about Hollaback! Jakarta and street harassment alongside an activist against child marriage.
- Ozvi se! / HollaBack! Czech was represented at the first bilingual panel discussion on gender-based violence hosted by Czech Women’s Lobby at the US Embassy.
- This Sunday, Hollaback! Baltimore is hosting their second “What Can Men Do?” event to help men understand it’s their turn to participate in the emotional labor of educating other men.
- FCC will vote whether to delete net neutrality on December 14th. Check this website for how you can stop the FCC and protect net neutrality.
- Our friends at Amnesty commissioned a poll which looked at the impact of online abuse against women.
- As always, if you or someone you know is being harassed online, check out HeartMob and find all the resources you need to get help.
THE PEOPLE’S SUPPER
- All 3 People’s Supper co-founders were featured in an article from Fast Company about how to make tense holiday conversations civil.
- The People’s Supper is partnering with Arena Summit to host suppers leading up to the Phoenix Summit December 8th-9th.
- The People’s Supper and Indie Lens Pop-Up co-hosted a film screening of I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck, and discussion at Busboys and Poets on November 26th in Washington, DC.
- We’re looking for activists to help us make change. If you’re interested in joining the global movement to end harassment, check out the Hollaback! site leader program.
With love and solidarity,
-The Hollaback Team