Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Our press mention: NYC Anti-Street Harassment Rally Draws Over 500 Supporters!

A huge thanks to Hollaback for organizing and our treasurer Rachel for coordinating. Member Micah Bochart and I attended. It was c-o-l-d, but that didn't keep away the anti-street-harassment activists. 
(Look for our pictures holding "stop violence against women" and "young feminists mobilizing" signs up, as well as me speaking and Micah video taping the event)


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NYC Anti-Street Harassment Rally Draws Over 500 Supporters!

On Saturday, April 5th, Hollaback! and 46 co-sponsoring organizations held an anti-street harassment rally in Washington Square Park. During the rally, Hollaback! unveiled Hiss!, the 12 foot tall inflatable #Catagainstcatcalls! The rally was followed by breakout workshops and a chalk walk.
Speakers came from organizations all over NYC to raise their voices against street harassment.  As they spoke, supporters live-tweeted from the audience, using#endshnyc to join in.  La Roka @fullcirclesoul emceed the event
Speakers such as Jerin of @NowYoungFems, Francesca from @STEPStoEndFV and@HunterLourdes of @TWPCCNYC discussed the intersections of identity, violence, and street harassment and called for bystanders to stand up!
Jerin of @NOWYoungFems shares her own SH stories & emphasizes contacting your local reps for the Act


"I see you. I support you. I lift you up." @iHollaback

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