From Hollaback! HQ
It’s not just another “Magic Friday” with Hollaback. This Friday is super special! We are ensuring that we dip this Friday, in Hollaback! Pink glitter, of course, so that you folks can experience an extra “Hollaback! Sparkle”. As your fingers scroll through the latest edition of “A Week In Our Shoes” newsletter…*heads up* , these major #Hollaback!Alerts will knock your socks off. Let’s buzz to it, shall we? The new bee on the NYC block, our awesome new “Bystander Intervention to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment Training sessions” is creating a SWARM. Just in case you missed the last one, the next training session will be THIS SATURDAY, April 18. Oh wait. There`s more. Due to the high demand for this type of training, we have scheduled these training sessions all throughout the rest of April and May. To bee or not to be? Don`t “believe” us? Check out this link https://www.ihollaback.org/bystanderintervention/ to register and for more dates.
Site Leader Spotlight
Site leader spotlight is a new section to show thanks to all the site leaders doing great work around the world!
Meet Andrea Malquin from Hollaback Cuenca!
We asked her: What inspired you to launch a site in your community?
“When I started to use public transportation and walk to work, I experienced several street harassment episodes. I realized that it was a reality that women were living every day and had no resources to respond or to report this kind of violent conduct. So here’s when I started to make some research about this type of violence and found out that the majority of countries had no legislation about it. In Cuenca – Ecuador, the city where I live, street harassment was not even considered harassment. After the launch of Hollaback! in Cuenca, the people and the local government started to talk about it and made some public policy. I think that thanks to Hollaback! street harassment is now known as what it is.”
Thank you for your work Andrea. Together, we are changing the culture that allows for harassment.
Catch you in our next issue of A Week In Our Shoes!
Asha, WIOS Editor