Past Events

Anti-Street Harassment Rally, 4/5/2014

On April 5th, 2014, we held a rally against street harassment in Washington Square Park. The rally co-sponsored by 46 organizations, attended by 500 people, and covered by at least 5 media outlets — a huge success! You can catch the storify here


Girls Pint Out Inaugural Event to Benefit Hollaback! 3/19/2014

girlspintout3 Join us to celebrate Girls Pint Out and Hollaback! at the Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg!

The event will feature women (and their beers) in craft around the City, including leading ladies from SIXPOINT, KELSO, 508 GASTROBREWERY, Long Island newcomer MOUSTACHE BREWING CO., ITHACA, GRIMM ALES, and, of course, BROOKLYN BREWERY.  They’re bringing a full slate of exciting beers with awesome origin stories – everything from a brandy barrel aged brett saison to porters and pale ales.

While you sip your beer, learn about how YOU can end street harassment, then join the evening’s beneficiary, Hollaback!, as we toast to safer streets for everyone! That’s what we’re bringing – all empowerment, all the time. So, let’s raise our glasses to that, shall we?

Price includes a bevy of local beer tastings, Sigmund’s Pretzels and, most importantly, CAKE. And it’s all going to a good cause.

Snag your tickets HERE, and we’ll see you there!




Girls’ Leadership Day 11/16

The New York Women’s Foundation Girls’ Leadership Day will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York located at 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY. The theme of this year’s Girls’ Leadership Day is Finding Your Voices…Sharing Our Vision.

Girls Leadership Day is a daylong event for 200 girls and young women (ages 13-19) to explore education and career opportunities through interactive, age-appropriate activities, networking with peers and mentoring from professional women representing diverse career industries. There will also be an opportunity for chaperones to take advantage of engaging workshops as well.  Registration is now open, and Hollaback! encourages all young leaders to fill out an online application form by October 18th, 2013.


The Healing Center 2013 Annual Gala 11/7

The board of directors and staff of the Healing Center invites you to their 13th annual gala, celebrating 13 years of transforming, healing, and changing lives.  Yvette Aguirre and Emily May, executive director of Hollaback!, will be honored at the event.  The annual gala is being held at Battery Gardens (opposite 17 State Street) on Thursday, November 7th, and runs from 6pm-10pm.  You can pick up your tickets here.



The ABCs of Bullying: From Academics and Business to the City Streets 10/22

On Tuesday, October 22nd, from 6 to 8:30 pm, join Outten & Golden for “The ABCs of Bullying: From Academics and Business to the City Streets.”  The event includes speakers representing organizations such as : Hollaback!, GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network), and others.

The ABCs of Bullying will be held at Outten and Golden LLT, 3 Park Avenue, 29th Floor.


Sexual Assault and Violence Prevention Training 10/22

on October 22nd, join Council Member Elizabeth S. Crowley in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention.  There will be presentations by the NYPD Domestic Violence Unit, the Urban Justice Center Domestic Violence Project, Day One, and Hollaback!

The event begins at 7pm at Forest Park Jewish Center (90-45 Myrtle Ave, Glendale, NY). For more information or to RSVP, contact CM Crowley’s office at 718-366-3900 or email at [email protected]


Between the Door and the Street : Stoop Conversations Public Art Event 10/19

On October 19th, 2013, hundreds are taking to Brooklyn stoops for Suzanne Lacy’s first public art event in New York.  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.  Hollaback! will be there, and we want to talk to you!

For more information, check out Suzanne Lacy’s work in Creative Time.


Shine the Light on Domestic Violence 2013 10/7

On Monday, October 7th, at 6:30 pm, join us in Duffy Square (Broadway and 47th) for the 2013 Shine the Light on Domestic Violence event.  The event includes a lighting ceremony in commemoration of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Wear purple to show your solidarity and support.




Emily May’s TEDCity 2.0 Talk 9/20

On September 20th, 2013, Emily May, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Hollaback!, presented a TEDCity 2.0 Talk on street harassment and movement building.  You can check out the lineup and learn more about TEDCity 2.o here.  We will be posting the video of her talk shortly.


The Goddess Walk 8/24

Sweet Lorraine is organizing a Goddess walk in Brooklyn Bed-Stuy on Saturday, August 24th. The rally begins at Fulton park, 1691 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11233, at 12 noon and the walk begins at 1pm. We strongly support their amazing work and encourage folks to visit the event’s facebook page and join in. They ask that folks wear whatever makes them feel like a goddess, bring roses, signs, posters, and banners that express your desire to be respected regardless of your gender, race, color, and/or sexual orientation.


HOLLA::Revolution 7/25




The HOLLA::Revolution will be a public and live-streamed event at New York University, taking place on Thursday, July 25th, from 2-5pm (followed by a cocktail hour) where Hollaback! will provide the platform for leading feminist thinkers, activists and performers, including our very own Hollaback! site leaders from around the world, to give inspiring and empowering multimedia talks, performances and readings on subjects including ending street harassment, the future of feminism, online organizing, movement building and more!

Featured speakers include Jamia WilsonSamhita MukhopadhyayJennifer PoznerJimmie BriggsSasheer ZamataHollaback Site Leaders, and more!!!!

General Tickets: $25
Student Tickets: $10


If you are a Hollaback! Board member, recent intern, a volunteer or press, register here.


Hollaback! Conference After Party! 7/27


On Friday, July 27th, Hollaback! will be hosting its first ever conference after-party! It will be at St. Vitus, in Brooklyn. Check out the facebook RSVP and ticket link! Join us!


Blast from the Past party w/ RightRides! 7/25

6pm-11pm at 49 Grove Bar/Club in the West Village!

Pick out your best 70’s, 80’s and 90’s style outfit (you know you have one) and come join us for a night of dancing, laughing, and just being silly.

There will be a sliding scale $15-$20 entrance fee at the door and **ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO RIGHTRIDES**
We are raising funds to strengthen our RightRides program in light of numerous recent attacks against women and LGBTQ New Yorkers. Let’s keep working to make NYC safer for women and LGBTQ individuals!!



Hollaback! is marching in the NY Pride Parade on June 30th! Section 10, group 2 leaving at 12:30! RSVP with our facebook link:


HOLLA Happy Hour! Come make signs with us for the NYC Pride Parade! June 6th, from 6-9 in the home office! Join us!

NOW-NYC Mayoral Forum on Women and Girls

Equality Can’t Wait!

Tuesday, May 7th, 7:00 pm
Moderated by Joyce Purnick

We are electing our first new Mayor in twelve years. Now is the time to make sure the next leader of New York City puts equality at the top of their agenda. Hear from the candidates on the critical issues that impact women and girls and affect every New Yorker.

Joyce Purnick –

Political analyst, former New York Times city columnist, and author of MIKE BLOOMBERG: Money, Power and Politics, will moderate.

Join us for back-to-back debates and get answers to the questions no one else is asking.

Candidates Participating

Democrats Republicans
Bill de Blasio John Catsimatidis
John Liu Joe Lhota
Christine Quinn Independent
Bill Thompson Adolfo Carrión Jr.

Hosted By

The National Organization for Women – New York City, Pace University, and
the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Pace

Forum Co-Sponsors

AAUW NYS, AAUW Empire State Virtual Branch, Equality Now, Hollaback, League of Women Voters of the City of New York, Ms. Foundation for Women, National Association of Female Executives, National Council of Jewish Women – NY, New York Women’s Agenda, United Neighborhood Houses, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Women’s City Club, YWCA of Brooklyn, YWCA of the City of New York, YWCA of Queens


Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, NYC
3 Spruce Street @William Street
Subways: N,R,4,5,6 to City Hall | 2,3 to Park Pl | J,Z to Fulton

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SH Art Opening Reception




2013,Teen Dating Violence Awareness Walkathon Flyer (1)



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The Invisible War

Thursday, September 27, 6:00 PM
This documentary film delves takes a harrowing look at the epidemic of rape in the U.S. Military. The first of its kind, this trailblazing investigation looks to the survivors, family members, and military officials to explore why one in three women in the military are victims of sexual assault. No longer to be dismissed as an “occupational hazard”, join NOW-NYC for a screening and panel discussion with leading anti-violence advocates as part of our Take Rape Seriously campaign. Presented with support from the CUNY Gradaute Center for the Study of Women and Society.
Location: Segal Theater, CUNY Grad Center, 365 5th Avenue @35th St, NYC
Suggested Donation: $7
RSVP: Reserve your seat NOW!| 212.627.9895 | [email protected]

Special Guests:
Jesse Ellison, staff writer and articles editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, covering social justice and women’s issues. A Front Page Award winner, she has discussed gender equality on CNN, WNYC, and at Princeton University;

Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton, Founding Director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) from 2007 to 2010, she is formerly the highest ranked psychiatrist in the U.S. Army. Sutton also appears in the film;

Nancy Schwartzman, Founder and Executive Director of The Line Campaign, a non-profit using media and action to end sexual violence, and creator of the ‘Circle of 6’ iPhone app, which won the White House Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge.


RIOT! Dance party and drag show to benefit Hollaback! Check out our facebook page.


The Cornell/Hollaback event is invite-only due to space constraints. If your nonprofits, union, or business would like to attend, please email holla AT to see if there is space.



THE GODDESS WALK, an Anti- Street Harassment walk/ rally

When: July 14th

Where: Fulton Park in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

Participants are encouraged to *Dress in Whatever* makes them feel like a

Bring ROSES (we’ll drop the rose petals along our walk:) Signs, Posters,
Banners that EXPRESS your desire to be respected regardless of your gender,
race, color, or sexual orientation!!!

The Goddess Walk event is from 12pm-4pm. The walk will start in Fulton park at 12pm, we’ll then walk through the
neighborhood of Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. Following the march there will be Spoken
WORD, Live DRUMMING, SINGING, DANCING, & Small Group Self -Defense
Demonstrations in the park!


Queerocracy’s Anti-Street Harassment Training

When: June 2, 2012, 1 – 5pm

Where: The Center, 208 West 13th Street, New York, NY, Room 410

Tired of getting harassed on the street and on the subway? Join Queerocracy to resist street harassment!

At this training, we will be reclaiming our power and our voices that can feel lost and silenced when faced with public harassment. We will uncover the causes of street harassment and learn to be both effective witnesses and confident survivors of public harassment in New York City.

Everyone is welcome to join and attendance is free. Space is limited, register now!


Film Screening: War Zone

Women’s eNews and Hollaback partner up for a screening of War Zone. There exists a clear legal framework to reproach sexual harassment and abuse in the home and at work, but when it comes to the streets—all bets are off. Watch this classic documentary with filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh and founder of Hollaback, Emily May and talk about how to counteract unwanted sexual attention on the streets with . A reception will be provided after the event.

When: Monday, April 16, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Where: Women’s eNews HQ, 6 Barclay Street , 6th Floor, New York, NY



Help us uncover the truth about violence in New York City’s subways: Volunteer researchers needed!

New Yorkers for Safe Transit (NYFST) is looking for volunteers to conduct a peoples’ survey of mass transit riders especially women, LGBTQ individuals, low income and people of color to uncover the real story. We are creating a core of volunteer researchers. Join them for an orientation meeting and training:

When: WEDNESDAY MARCH 28, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: At the NYFST office, 26 Court Street, Suite 505, Brooklyn, NY 11242

Hollaback! NYC along with RightRides and Girls for Gender Equity co-founded New Yorkers for Safe Transit in 2008. The coalition is dedicated to eliminating harassment and assaults, particularly gender- or discrimination-based, on public transportation in New York City.

When: Saturday March 24, 2012 – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Sq. South, NYC

Join activists from 14 countries participating in hundreds of events across the world during March 18-24 for the 2nd Annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week, community members, activists, students and bloggers will join forces to speak out about gender-based street harassment — catcalls, sexist comments, flashing, groping, stalking and assault –and work toward solutions.

with representatives from:

Ali Forney Center

Arab American Association of New York

Center for Anti-Violence Education

Girls for Gender Equity


New York City Council Member

New Yorkers for Safe Transit


RightRides for Women’s Safety

The Window Sex Project

Steps to End Family Violence

Students and Activists Educators

and many more!

Check out the week’s worth of NYC events on Facebook and Rally event page for more information.



Hollaback! “I’ve Got Your Back” Campaign Launch

When: Thursday, March 22, 2012, from 6pm to 10pm

Where: The Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

We elebrated international anti-street harassment week and the kick-off of our “I’ve Got Your Back” campaign! In honor of the event, recording artist BLAKE released her music video for the song “creepin” she wrote about street harassment. Featured first ever Hollaback! and street harassment-related trivia night, with DJs Miss Bliss and Shuo and Tell.

The “I’ve Got Your Back” campaign provides real-time relief to those who are harassed by carrying a simple message: “If you see someone being harassed, ask them if they are OK, and if there is anything you can do to help.” The campaign is designed to show people how to intervene when they witness street harassment, and to celebrate when they do.

Proceeds benefit Hollaback!, a nonprofit organization.



Combat Street Harassment: Workshop with Emily May, Co-Founder of Hollaback!

Emily May, of Hollaback! offered an interactive workshop on how to use technology to further our activist cause! Co-sponsored by the Rutgers Women’s Center and Douglass College. Tuesday, February 21st, 7pm at Rutgers’ Women’s Center, Meeting Room B, DCC.



prettyUGLY NYC: Whitney Mixter hosts DJ Mary Mac & LiKWUiD Birthday Bash

Hosted by Whitney Mixter (Showtime’s The Real L Word)
Aquarius Birthday Bash for DJ Mary Mac & LiKWUiD
special guest DJ set by the Legendary DJ Evil Dee

When: Saturday, January 28, 9pm – 3am

Where: Silhouette Lounge, 5668 Broadway



Happy HOLLAdays at Stonewall Inn

An evening of drink specials, performances by Shira Girl, Frosty Flakes and Poppi Kramer (Comedian and contestant on ‘The Biggest Loser’) while bidding on exclusive auction items including gift cards to some of the hottest restaurants in town, one-of-a-kind art, health and beauty packages, and much more.

When: Thursday, December 15, 2011, from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm

Where: Stonewall Inn, NYC



Facing Gender Violence on NYC Transit

Chances are, if you are a woman living in New York City, you have a story about being harassed on public transportation. The recent story of the (awesome) college student who fought off her attacker and was able to snap his picture so he wouldn’t get away with his assault… got a lot of attention, but there are countless other stories of harassment that go untold. It’s time to break the silence and take a stand.

MYD is working with Hollaback! and other organizations to sponsor this discussion event at Hunter College. “Talking Back: Facing Gender Violence on NYC Transit” will feature a panel discussion including —

Guest Speakers Included: Jerin Afria, Chair of the National Organization for Women (NOW) Young Feminist Task Force

Emily May, Co-founder and Executive Director of Hollaback!

Susan Moesker, Coordinator of Community Violence Prevention at the Center for Anti-Violence Education.

John Jay College sociology professor Gail Garfield will moderate the discussion.

When: December 5th, 2011. 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Where: Hunter West Building at Hunter College – 1st floor Lobby area, Southwest corner of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue



Advanced ticket sales only!Activism and the Academy: Celebrating 40 Years of Feminist Scholarship and Action

A conference in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Barnard Center for Research on Women

When: Sep 23-24, 2011

Forty years ago, the Barnard Center for Research on Women began its mission of using research and knowledge to advance feminist scholarship and long-term partnerships with activist groups. Inspired by the new women’s movement, BCRW became part of an historic moment that witnessed the proliferation of feminist activism, the establishment of women’s studies programs and women’s centers, and the founding of women’s bookstores and other cultural projects. This fall, we bring together our past, present and future collaborators as well as kindred institutions, scholars and activists engaged in social justice feminism to consider what kinds of collaborative projects are possible when scholarship and activism are joined.



Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later

This conference will bring together three generations to witness, respond and analyze present day realities in law, politics, the confluence of race, class and gender, the persistent questioning of women’s credibility, issues of black masculinity and current cases of sexual harassment. The conference will also include highlights from First Run Feature’s film about Anita Hill’s testimony, Sex and Justice.

When: Saturday, October 15, 2011

Where: Hunter College in New York City



Hollaback! NYC Rally in Washington Heights



Tedx636 Eleventh Ave



#140Conf: Emily May, Hollaback! A 21st Century Movement

Where:New York City Conference

When: June 16, 2011



I’ve Got Your Back

Subway folk heroine Nicola Briggs partners with Hollaback! to launch “I’ve Got Your Back,” a campaign to empower bystanders in the fight against street harassment.

When: June 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: William Bennett Gallery, 65 Green Street, Soho NY



SPARK Summit Panel: Challenging the Sexualization of Girls. Building a Movement.

Movement building panel which included, Emily May, Executive Director of Hollaback!; Hardy Girls Healthy Women: Create a world where girls have no limits; and PBG: This Revolution is Powered By Girl.

When: October 22, 2010

Where: New York City