Category: A Week in Our Shoes

Week in Our Shoes: Kicking off 2016!

Hey Hollas! The team is back at Hollaback! HQ with our full staff reunited! We had an exciting first week of 2016–our Deputy Director Debjani Roy was interviewed on local NYC television not once but two times! Check out her interviews here, and here. Also, some big news: NY State Bill A4310A, which requires data on sexual assault and … Continued

Week in our Shoes: Actions Galore!

Hey Hollas! We had a quiet week at Hollaback! HQ with a smaller office, but team members Desiree, CJ, and Jae kept things up and running! Desiree attended Change Making in the Digital Age which was made possible by one of our awesome funders, Ashoka and CJ volunteered at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s Attorneys and Advocates Awards. At … Continued

Week in Our Shoes: Talks and Discussions Edition

Hey Hollas! This week was shorter, but the movement was more fierce than ever! At Hollaback! HQ we are having a lot of fun preparing for our End of the Year Campaign, and you’ll see what we are talking about very soon! This week we had a great Twitter chat on #SayftyChat discussing street harassment. We … Continued

Week in Our Shoes: Get Together Edition

Hello Hollas! At Hollaback HQ this week: We had an lovely lunch together with the youngest Hollaback!er Ari. He was wearing our Hollaback! shirt! Isn’t that adorable? Desiree, our HeartMob Program Coordinator, is not in the photo because she talked about the growing and vital role of helplines in online safety at the Family Online Safety … Continued

Week In Our Shoes: Broaching Topics Edition!

Hey Hollas! At Hollaback! HQ this week we’ve been up to all sorts of activities… Debjani, our Interim Executive Director gave two talks on street harassment from a transnational perspective at Middlebury College, Vermont. She really enjoyed the discussion with the students about the realities/limitations of institutional advocacy, the possibilities of transformative justice around issues … Continued

Week in Our Shoes: Activism and Learning Edition!

Hello Hollaback!’ers! What we’ve been up to this week… CJ, our Program and Admin Assistant, was at the NYC March and Rally: Bring National Awareness to the 22+ Murders of Transgender People, raising the awareness on the violence against transgender people, whose murders are at the highest peak this year! We need more events to show … Continued

Week in Our Shoes: Holla-ween Edition

Happy Friday Hollas! Here at Hollaback! HQ we keep on spreading the word that catcalls are not cool, especially for fun holidays like Halloween. This week we attended a couple of great events. CJ, our admin and program assistant and Rose, our intern, went to the Press Conference Calling for Comprehensive Sex Education Now at the City Hall. … Continued

Week in Our Shoes: Institutional Advocacy Edition

Hello Hollas! It has been an exciting week here at Hollaback! HQ! Our Interim Executive Director, Debjani Roy, held a training for NYPD Transit Lieutenants. Rose, our Intern from England, attended the YWCA’s special workshop celebrating A Week Without Violence with the exploration of diverse healing modalities. The whole Hollaback! HQ team took part in the celebration of … Continued

Week in Our Shoes: Buzzing Around Edition

Hey Hollas! As usual, this week we were buzzing around like bees. Amongst all the action, Hollaback! HQ  hosted one of two town halls on the new site leader program. We are so thrilled that so many of our site leaders are excited about it because we certainly are! We’ve also been working on some new … Continued

Week in Our Shoes: Together We Strive Edition

Hey everyone! This week has gone by so fast! Let’s see what has been going on in the Holla-universe! Hollaback! HQ is teaming up with the Hunter College Department of Urban Affairs and Planning for research on street harassment. CJ, our fierce Admin and Program Assistant, attended the Organizing at the Intersections of Black Lives Matter … Continued