From Hollaback! HQ
On Monday, May 6th, Hollaback! will be offering a 90 minute digital training on “Conflict De-Escalation in Protest Spaces”, to equip you all with the necessary tools and skills to effectively dissolve issues in public protest environments. Join us at 1:00pm, we can’t wait to see you there!
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You know the saying, “Curiosity killed the cat”? Well, in this case, curiosity is killing street and sexual harassment. Coming this May, a guide by Shawna Potter, founder of Hollaback! Baltimore, seeks to protect folks from sexual harassers. It seeks to give us the tips and tricks we need to train ourselves to better respond to incidents of harassment. You could pre order now for 25% off the purchase. Click here for more info!
Oftentimes, sexual harassment is under-reported and underrepresented due to intimidation, judgement, or failure to receive justice. 18 year old Nusrat Jahan Rafi, stood against all odds by refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her school’s principal in Bangladesh. However, she was burned, LITERALLY, by her perpetrators when she refused to drop these charges. This sparked protest in her defense against the injustice that women face. Just like those protests, we at Hollaback! STAND IN SOLIDARITY with protests against sexual assault and harassment. We stand with you, Nusrat.
Catch you in our next issue of A Week In Our Shoes!
Asha, WIOS Editor