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By now, we should all be aware of not only the abhorrent act of violence committed against Jussie Smollett; the racial and homophobic slurs used against him by his attackers. We at Hollaback! would like to publicly declare our full support for Jussie Smollett, a victim of this heinous hate crime. To assault anyone based on race & sexual identity is unacceptable and intolerable. We won’t stand in silence. Together we are powerful. At Hollaback, we work tirelessly in the fight against sexual and street harassment and by extension bullying and assault.
If you are in NYC, come show your support for Jussie Smollet and LGBTQ+ survivors of violence at the Solidarity Rally for #JussieSmollett (today) Feb 1st at 5pm – 7 p.m. at Grand Army Plaza on the corner of 59th and 5th Ave; hosted by Queerocracy, an, “…activist organization cultivating the leadership of queer folks and people living with HIV/AIDS in NYC!”
We are thrilled to announce that our friends over at Notifica have just released Notifica 2.0, now available in the App Store and Google Play. This app assists immigrants in the preparation for possible run-ins with deportation agents which as a result acts as a safe haven for those who will be affected. Just by a click of a button, your network is readily available to provide assistance by advocating on your behalf, for example, with any interaction with ICE, Border Patrol or even law enforcement. #HereToStay
Around The World
Hollaback! takes Mexico City Our Co-founder and Executive Director, Emily May traveled to Mexico City to conduct three 3 Bystander Intervention workshops where she had the opportunity to train 75 persons. For those who may be unfamiliar with our workshops, they are workshops where you are equipped with the necessary tools to respond to and protect oneself from harassment.
Hollaback! Detroit “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way…things that I had no words for.” Georgia O`Keefe. Hollaback! Detroit is proud to invite you to a community art show with the theme “Love is Love”, February 9th, 7PM at The Pizzaplex. If you would like to submit your artwork, contact Hollaback! Detroit via Instagram @hollabackdetroit.
Hollaback! Jakarta The Hollaback! Jakarta team coordinated an anti-violence training session with employees from MRT Jakarta, January 20th. During this session, the team learned not only the importance of reporting harassment in the workplace and safer spaces but also a deeper understanding and appreciation on gender-related issues throughout society. #sexualharassmentawareness
#HollaFact of the week
In 2012, Hollaback! Croatia conducted a local street harassment survey which included 500 participants, 89% were women. In the key findings, 70% of these women reported they were flashed; 41-55% witnessed public masturbation, been groped or followed and 32% reported being attacked at least once in their lifetime. To find out more information, visit the article here!
Catch you in our next issue of A Week In Our Shoes!
Asha, WIOS Editor