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What: The rally against street harassment is part of international anti-street harassment week (March 30-April 5). The event will be hosted by La Roka and will include 20 speakers, mini-workshops on self-defense, wheat-pasting, bystander intervention, and a chalk walk. We’ll also being unveiling a new public art project: a 12 foot tall “cat against catcalls,” that will be placed in high density harassment areas following the rally.
Who: The event is co-hosted by 44 organizations including Hollaback!, an international movement working to end street harassment (www.ihollaback.org), Arab American Association of New York, BABE, Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative, bklyn boihood, Bronx AIDS Services (DBA-BOOM!) Health, Center Against Domestic Violence Center for Anti-Violence Education, Community Driven Solutions, CONNECT, Don’t Harass Me, Bro, Feminist Dialogue, GEMS, Girl Be Heard, Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio, Mount Sinai SAVI Program, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, Price of Silence, Sakhi, Sayfty, Soapbox, Inc: Speakers Who Speak Out, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, The Feminist Society at NYU, Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater NY, Violence Intervention program, Women In Media & News, Young Feminists & Allies, Virtual NOW Chapter, YWCA of Brooklyn, STEPS to End Family Violence, New York City Anti-Violence Project, NYAWC, Brooklyn-Queens NOW, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Safe Horizon, Councilmember Lander, Councilmember Palma, Girls for Gender Equity, Move the Fuck Over Bro, NOW-NYC, NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, Stop Street Harassment, Stop Telling Women to Smile, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press, The Applied Theatre Collective, and Councilmember Levin.
Where: New York City, Washington Square Park, Garibaldi Square (east of the fountain).
When: April 5th, 2014, from 1-2pm. Speakers (1-2pm), mini-workshops (2-2:30), and chalk walk (2:30-3).
Live tweet the event: #endSHnyc
We can’t wait to see you there! RVSP on Facebook for updates!
“Hello!” and when I didn’t respond, “Nice body!”
Happened this morning (1/7/14) on the 7 local train in NYC. This man got on from 46th St station and immediately stood right in front of me. At first, I didn’t seem to care, but this man kept looking down at me and was winking at me and trying to say something. I had my headphones on and was hardly listening so I kept playing with my phone. I looked up every 5 minutes and you can see this creep staring right at me, as proven by the photo. He was trying to wave his hat at me to get my attention.
Twice within one week on the corner of Flatbush avenue and Parkside avenue, there r men that try to grab your hand when u walk by and curse at you when u tell them not to touch you.
Creep leered at me said “nice ass,” whistled, and then got angry when I ignored him.
I was walking home from the pharmacy on 2nd Avenue when a group of men (with a child, how shameful) started screaming “Cheee nah” at me. When I didn’t respond they made racist remarks and kept doing so until I was out of earshot. Did not feel safe. Followed for a bit.
Catcalled almost every morning on St. Marks between 1st and A by various construction workers or people just sitting on the stoops.
I was on an uptown C train coming home from work standing next to a man. He kept coughing (I’m assuming to distract everyone) and bent down to “fix his shoe” but really looked up the skirt of a girl sitting down next to us. I immediately took a step up to stand awkwardly close to her and block his view so he wouldn’t try it again. I wanted to call him out on it but I am very small and was afraid what might happen. I let the girl know when I got to my stop what he did and hope she moved her seat.
I was approached by 2 men, mid-late 20s. One said “you look sexy in yellow”.
I avoided eye contact and continued walking. he followed me a few paces asking for my name and I said no.
This happened about 15 minutes ago. I’m at Union Station in DC, & while looking at the departures board, I faintly hear a man standing behind me whispering something about how I look, so I turn around and point out that the Police desk is about 8 feet from us. I told him, if he doesn’t stop talking to me, I will get the police. He got mad that I can’t take a compliment, and he followed me, yelling, so I took his picture. I found the police a few yards away & showed the picture to the police.