Let us know what you’re planning for April 12-18, 2015, and we’ll list it here! Fill out this form or contact Britnae Purdy at BPurdy@stopstreetharassment.org with details about when, where, and what you’re doing.

Special Global Action!

ANYONE CAN JOIN — As part of International Anti-Street Harassment Week, Stop Telling Women to Smile is organizing an international wheat pasting night on April 17, 2015. Here are the details[AFTERNOON/EVENING APRIL 17]

Virtual:

  • Join Stop Street Harassment for a Virtual “Write-In.” Starting April 1st, we’re encouraging everyone to write out their thoughts and feelings about sexual harassment. We’ll be posting daily writing prompts and providing tips for getting your work published. Submit to your local newspaper, magazines, college publications, or blogs. Op-eds, poetry, research, news articles, and personal columns all welcome. We’re also inviting submissions for publication on the Stop Street Harassment Blog! Serious about getting your op-ed published? The first three submissions will receive tips and editing from our founder Holly Kearl! Submit here and join the Facebook event.
  • Breakthrough and The Pixel Project will be hosting a tweet chat on the way street harassment manifests itself in different cultures and cultural differences in dealing with harassment. [April 16th, time TBD]
  • Hollaback! Korea will be releasing a qualitative report of stories they’ve gathered in the first year since they launched.
  • Take Back the Streets – Fiji is documenting instances of street harassment in Fiji using the hashtag #tbtsfiji. Join them on Facebook and Twitter!
  • Girls Speak has developed posters detailing bystander responses for street harassment. Now, they need you to distribute these in your own communities! To combat street harassment, we need to change the reaction to it. Download your posters here! Be sure to share pictures of the posters in your own communities! When you post these, tweet pictures and tag @GrlsSpeak and @NoStHarassWeek, and include the hashtag #EndSHWeek.

International:

  • Bangladesh: Speak Up Club at the Asian University for Women will be distributing fliers and speaking to taxi drivers, rickshaw drivers, and shop keepers throughout the week, as well as chalking the sidewalks. More details to come!
  • Canada (Toronto): The Street Talk Project is launching their new exhibit! Inspired by the Take Back The Night movement and #yesallwomen, the Street Talk Project is a public art installation and gallery exhibition that addresses how women navigate the city and the socialized sexism that governs their bodies on a day-to-day basis. Using humour and subversive advertising, this project will bring attention to the ways in which public space is navigated differently by different bodies; address how sexism is felt viscerally on a day-to-day basis; and further the belief that we are all responsible for making public spaces accessible and welcoming for all bodies. [Exhibit Launch is April 16, 7-8pm at the Whippersnapper Gallery in Toronto. The exhibit will run through April 26].
  • Canada (Vancouver): Hollaback! Vancouver will be debuting their interactive campaign and art show “What’s Your Number?” What’s Your Number? will enable people to record the frequency and emotions involved with street harassment for 24 hours. Clickers (or counters) will be distributed to initial participants along with a blank notebook. For 24 hours, they will click twice for direct street harassment, and once for an indirect impact. Hollaback Vancouver is inclusive, and CIS-gendered males will not be turned away, however there is acknowledgement that they are not the primary victims of street harassment. Their inclusion could foster discourse on privilege, however. At the end of the 24 hours, the clickee is encouraged to creatively express the experience in the notebook provided through mediums like poetry, illustration or essaying before they’re passed on to the next one. At the end of the week, the notebooks will be collected by the Hollaback Vancouver team for compilation. In order to showcase the process behind What’s Your Number?, the art show will be a free event extended to the community at-large. Part education, part creative and part party, this night will get everyone together in a comfortable space to talk about the effects of street harassment and – most importantly – what can be done. [Campaign kicks of all over the city on April 12th, with the Artshow / wrap up party taking place April 30th 436 Columbia St Vancouver BC 7-11 pm]
  • India: Safecity will be hosting workshops and street plays. Stay tuned for more details!
  • Nepal: The Nepal Mahila Ekata Samaj (Nepal Women Unity Society) is hosting the following events:
  • 1. Safer city for Women and Girl! - We did the audit of public space of Tripuresor area of Kathmandu valley and we have finished the report which we will be publishing with concern authority and stakeholder where we will do the report launch of safety audit. [April 15th]
    2. Self defense training - The girls of slum community are more vulnerable and they are demanding to learn technique how to be defensive from those harassment so that we are going to organize the five days training to adolescent girls of slum community. [April 12-16]
    3. Chalk writing on street and bridge - Write the slogan and demand on street and bridge infor of public and mass for wider awareness. [April 18]
  • Netherlands: Hollaback! Amsterdam will be launching their brand-new chapter! Join them for their launch party! [The Doelenzaal room at the University of AmsterdamUniversiteitsbibliotheekSingel 425, April 14th 6:30-8:30 pm]
  • Serbia: Equity Youth Association will be hosting a week long campaign to educate locals about what street harassment is. This will include flyering and handing out graphics and info across the city with information from their recently conducted survey, and hosting a chalk walk with local university students in a city park that is notorious for being  a high-harassment area [Flyering April 12-18, Chalk Walk April 17th]
  • South Korea: Rok Gi Yeon Promotions is hosting “Ladies Night Vol. 2,” a benefit concert to support the charity Disruptive Voices, in Seoul. [April 11, 5pm-2pm, find the Facebook event here]
  • United Kingdom: Hollaback! York will be celebrating their launch with a workshop, flying, survey, and chalk walk. [April 18th, 1-4pm at the York City Centre]
  • United Kingdom: LCTKD will be hosting “Spreading the Understanding,” a virtual and in-person martial arts class. Stay tuned for more details!
  • ZimbabweThe Women Against Street Harassment Movement will be speaking at schools, handing out fliers, hanging posters, appearing on radio and television, and inviting people to sign petitions and survey regarding street harassment – actions that have never been done in Zimbabwe before! Contact them for more details.

USA:

  • Georgia: Hollaback! Atlanta will be hosting a series of events:
  • 1) Let me HOLLA at you – a panel discussion
    Presented by Holla!ATL’s Tayler Mathews and Clark Atlanta University’s Women’s Initiative Program
    [Monday, April 13th, ​6pm - 7:30pm​
    Clark Atlanta University, McPheeters Dennis, RM 201, 223 James P Brawley Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314]

    2) HOLLA Coffee Hour
    Hosted by Holla!ATL’s Kiersten Smith
    [Wednesday, April 15th, 4pm - 6pm
    Octane Coffee Bar, 437 Memorial Drive Suite A5, Atlanta, GA 30312]

    3) HOLLA March
    Organized by Holla!ATL’s Jessica Caldas. The march incorporates Caldas’ sculptural piece Four Letter Word, to be carried by a group of volunteers who will carry them around the city. The march will take place throughout midtown and downtown and utilize the spaces of various Marta stations as well as the street. In preparation for the march, Caldas will be coordinating chalk based intervention pieces at various Marta locations based on Holla!ATL’s Marta Street Harassment survey responses. [Sunday, April 19th, 1pm - 4pm Locations TBD, Downtown and Midtown Atlanta]

  • Iowa: Hollaback! Des Moines is hosting their 3rd Annual Chalk Walk to End Street Harassment. [April 12, 1 pm at the Pappajohn Education Center]. Can’t be there in person? Sometime during the week of April 12-18, go back to a street where you experienced harassment. Reclaim that space by writing an empowering message; then take a picture and send it to them at dsm@ihollaback.org! They will post all the photos to our blog after the event.
  • Missouri: The UMKC Women’s Center will be chalking around campus all week, and invites students to stop by the center to learn more! [April 13-17]
  • Nevada: Hollaback! Las Vegas will be hosting a self-defense class and chalk walks. Stay tuned for more details!
  • New York: dianINQUE will be hosting a community meeting in Bushwick, Brooklyn, on Wednedsay, April 15 following by community outreach via chalk walks and flyering on April 18 and 19.
  • New York: Join Hollaback! at the annual NYC Anti-Street Harassment Rally! The event will feature local activists and speakers and will include a series of workshops for folks to learn more and take action against street harassment. It’ll also feature Hollaback!’s famous 12 foot inflatable #catagainstcatcalling, Hiss! Questions? Let us know at: holla@ihollaback.org [Washington Square Park on April 11th, starting at 2pm]
  • North Carolina – SSH campaign manager Britnae will be hosting a charity yoga class at Durham Yoga Company. Street harassment takes a toll on our mental well-being. Take some time to recenter and focus on self-love during this yoga class! We’ll be giving out SSH-themed gift bags! Class is free, but 100% of proceeds will go back to Stop Street Harassment.  [Saturday, April 18, 6-7:30pm]
  • Ohio: In Athens, The People’s Justice League and EMBODY Consent will host a screen printing table. Students and community members are invited to come by with t-shirts, pillow cases and other articles of clothing to have one of several available Cats Against Cat Calls designs printed free of charge [April 15th, 2-6pm outside of Baker Student Center]
  • Ohio: The People’s Justice League will be leading a chalk walk to mark problematic areas on the Ohio University campus [April 17th, 6pm. Meet at the bottom of Jeff Hill on campus]
  • Ohio: The People’s Justice League will be hosting a screening of the film Cairo 678 [April 17th, 8pm at Donkey Coffee, 17 West Washington St., Athens OH 45701]
  • Pennsylvania: SAFE at Temple University, Philadelphia, will be promoting Stop Street Harassment at their Walk a Mile in Her Shoes [April 1st, 11am at Founder's Garden], The Clothesline Project, and Take Back The Night events [April 1st, 7-10pm].
  • Pennsylvania: Touch Me Philly Productions will be debuting “Reasonable Fear: A Series on Street Harassment and Rape Culture.” Touch Me Philly Productions Presents two weeks of theatre and events exploring the topics of Street Harassment & Rape Culture. This series includes a main stage theatrical production, workshops, comedy, films & more. All designed to let you explore this topic in a safe atmosphere and learn to make Philly better for all of us. Read on! Nine short plays were chosen from our open submission call to create our Main Stage Theatrical Production. Catch this show Thursdays – Saturdays April 16-18 & 23-25 at 8:00 PM. Our main stage showcase features:
  • *Smile, Baby! by Josh Carpenter
    *Hey Girl by Jessica Farr
    *Jack Pork by Donna Hoke
    *I Dream Before I Take The Stand by Arlene Hutton
    *He Said/She Said by Donna Latham
    *Afterwards by Alex Broun
    *After The Beep by Cubby Altobelli
    *Who Is Jack by Matthew Macca.
    **On Saturday afternoons at 4 pm, April 18th & 25th, join us for a ‘lighter’ look at street harassment & rape culture with “Catcall Me Maybe.” Featuring films, the work & comedy stylings of Rachel Fogletto, Vickie Fernandez, Hannah Harkness, work by Cubby Altobelli & more!
    **Project SAFE will be presenting a FREE workshop “Save us from our Saviors: Sex Work, Human Trafficking and Rape Culture.” on Sunday, April 19th at 3pm. This is your opportunity to learn about a huge problem hidden in plain sight and how you can help
  • BUY TICKETS: http://reasonablefear.brownpapertickets.com.
  • [Thursday, April 16th Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm
    Friday, April 17th Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm
    Saturday, April 18th Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm
    Thursday, April 24th Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm
    Friday, April 25th Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm
    Saturday, April 26th Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm.    All shows at  Luna Theater 620 S 8th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147]
  • Pennsylvania: Feminist Public Works will be hosting a bike ride and workshop in Philadelphia. Stay tuned for more details!
  • Pennsylvania: Susquehanna University’s Women’s Studies Program (will be hosting a Chalk Walk! Chalk the Walk 2015 encourages students, faculty, and staff to write anti-street harassment messages on the walk using sidewalk chalk. This year’s event marks Susquehanna’s third year participating in this international week of activism. [April 11th, 2-4pm at 514 University Avenue Selinsgrove, PA, 17870]
  • Virginia: Hollaback! RVA is hosting a Bystander Workshop discussing and presenting on how bystander intervention and street harassment intersect. They will provide “swag bags” and snacks to participants! [Richmond, April 12, time and place TBA]
  • Virginia: Hollaback! RVA is hosting a chalk walk on the VCU campus! They invite you to visit their table to pick up candy, literature, and chalk. [April 16, VCU Campus in Richmond]
  • Virginia: The Lambda Alliance and VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood at the College of William and Mary are teaming up to host an event each day of the week, including a whiteboard campaign, film screening, workshop/forum, and several other events to be decided. [William and Mary campus in Williamsburg, dates and times TBD]
  • Washington:  Jaded at Club Contour, a weekly dance night with a heavy focus on safety in their community, is hosting a dance night and distributing pamphlets explaining what street harassment is and why it’s so dangerous, and (if feasible) set up a large poster board where people can write their own stories. [April 16th, 9pm-2am at Club Contour, 807 1st Ave Seattle, WA]
  • Washington D.C.: Stop Street Harassment will be present at American University’s Take Back The Night event [April 13, 7-10pm]
  • Washington D.C:  Zerlina Maxwell speaking about campus sexual assault, rape culture and feminist leadership. [April 14th, 7pm in the Healy Family Student Center, Georgetown University, with chalking at 6pm]
  • Washington D.C.: Defend Yourself will be hosting a self-defense workshop. Stay tuned for more details! [April 18th]

 

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