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Hollaback!’s 8th Birthday Party is coming up and we want to celebrate with you!
Join us and Girls Pint Out at the Brooklyn Brewery on October 21st at 7:30 for an unforgettable birthday celebration!
Girls Pint Out is a beer appreciation group for women in an industry that underindexes women [some estimates say women represent ~37% of craft drinkers and ~29% of craft volume]. They strive to hold monthly educational and social events for and by women interested in craft beer, often with a non profit beneficiary.
Girls Pint Out has got your back, and together with Hollaback!, they are throwing an amazing birthday party and inaugural beer tasting event. The party will feature women (and their beers) in craft around The City, including ladies from Sixpoint Brewery, KelSo Beer, 508 GastroBrewery, and Long Island newcomer Moutstache Brewing Co. Brooklyn’s own Mary Wiles, QC director and 30-year industry veteran, will be pouring for the brewery.
There will be beer tasting, celebration, and birthday cake – what more could you ask for?
Tickets are $35 and proceeds will go to Hollaback!. We hope you’ll join us for an excellent 8th birthday party! Pick you your tickets here!
On October 19th, 2013, hundreds are taking to Brooklyn stoops for Suzanne Lacy’s first public art event in New York, “Between the Door and the Street“. Lacy’s participatory artwork will bring together New York based feminists and activists to participate in live, unscripted dialogues on Brooklyn’s most iconic architectural feature – the stoop.
The public art project will feature folks from a cross-section of ages, backgrounds, and perspectives engaging in conversations around gender politics and feminism. Suzanne Lacy invites you to wander among the groups, talk with the organizations, and form your own opinions.
Hollaback! will be one of the groups represented and we’ll be talking about street harassment, bystander awareness, and movement building. Come on by and chat with us.
Suzanne Lacy will be giving a talk about “Between the Door and the Street” at 2pm on October 12th at the Brooklyn Museum. The event will take place on October 19th in Park Place, Brooklyn (Between Underhill and Vanderbilt Avenues).
If you want to join in, check out our Facebook Event Page for more information!
You can find out more about the event and Suzanne Lacy’s work on the Creative Time website.
Walking home in a hoodie and loose cargo pants, and I still got whistled at. There may have been more to it, but my Spanish isn’t that great.
I was in Astoria Queens on 31st ave between 21st st and 23rd st when a man on a bicycle rode close to me and grabbed my ass. He then rode off so all I saw was a grey hoodie. I yelled loudly so a few people stopped to help but he was already gone. Another lady said she recognized him because once he whispered something creepy in her ear. This happened at 6:45 AM on Friday September 20, 2013. I want it reported in case it is a habit.
I get a lot of unwanted comments walking around in this neighborhood. Last week around in the late afternoon I walked by three men who made hooting noises and lewd comments as I passed, and one of them said “I’d like to milk that.” I have no idea what that means, but they acted as if I was a sexual object instead of a person standing right there, and it made me very uncomfortable.
A man yelled “hey sexy” from his car.
On July 25th, 2013, Hollaback! hosted the first ever international speakers series on street harassment, HOLLA::Revolution. The event was emceed by Jamia Wilson and featured leading local and international leaders in the fight against gender-based violence.
The historic event featured 18 badass speakers and performers representing organizations such as: Bklyn Boihood, Sassafrass Tech Collective, Women in Media News, Girls for Gender Equity, Cornell University, Feministing, the Man Up Campaign, the Novo foundation, and Hollaback!.
Presenters discussed a wide range of diverse and engaging topics around street harassment, from Technology & Storytelling and The Importance of Online Movement Building to Un/Doing Masculinities and Youth Organizing Around Street Harassment.
HOLLA::Revolution had 150 (amazing) supporters in the audience of the sold out event. It was live-streamed at: ihollaback.org/hollarevolution/ with over 570 viewers watching the livestream around the world. Audience members described the event as “inspiring”, “diverse”, “intersectional”, and “educational”.
You can check out a promo video for the event, created by video editor Corinne Colgan, below.
Hollaback! is beginning their plans for the next #hollarev and we want to hear from you! If you attended HOLLA::Revolution on July 25th, or joined us on the livestream, let us know how next year’s speakers series can grow by filling out this survey.
A group of men hangs out on the stoop in the evening. They are more likely to harass me when I am with my husband than when I am alone. It seems like they are trying to express anger at him (he does not know them) because when I am alone, these same guys are pretty civil. The harassment is relatively mild – intended to upset, but not graphic. Harassment not too frequent – maybe once a month or so.
Every morning since the beginning of June/2013, at the Gun Hill Road (IRT Dyre Avenue Line) train station, this man has tried to talk to me and blatantly stares in my face. I never speak back nor do I engage in any other way. He makes me nervous & uncomfortable with the way he watches me. I wish he would leave me alone and I don’t want to have to speak to him to tell him that.
While crossing the street with the light, a car rolled down his window and said something of a grotesque sexual nature, the exact words lost in the rain. He rolled up his window as soon as he passed.