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|Speakers engage in conversation around audience questions during HOLLA::Revolution NYC.
|This month started off with a bang as Hollaback! HQ hosted our 3rd annual HOLLA::Revolution in NYC. We were so excited to host amazing conversations on everything from online harassment to men's work in the movement. Our speakers included the amazing Linda Sarsour, the incredible Feminista Jones, and the talented Aden Hakimi (just to name a few). With events like this, we're moving the revolution forward!
In March site leaders have continued to fuel the revolution across the globe, meeting with legislators, speaking at universities, leading workshops, and so much more! Here it is by the numbers:
17 Workshops and Events: Some of this great work includes when Hollaback! Italy led a workshop co-sponsored by the Association of LGBT Approdo Ostilia Mulas; Hollaback! Bangalore hosted a screening of Girl Rising; and Hollaback! Belfast walked with a lot of righteous women to celebrate women in the Rally to City Hall on International Women’s Day
12 Speaking Events: Hollaback! Des Moines gave an awesome keynote talk at St. Cloud State University called "Hollaback! An Exploration of Identity and Street Harassment in the Age of Online Feminism"; Hollaback! Halifax site leader Rebecca Faira joined a panel at St. Mary's University called "Mend the Gap"; and Hollaback! Manhattan Kansas site leader Jessica Munoz started teaching a six-week course on consent called “Yes Means Yes" at Kansas State University
3 Campaigns: Hollaback! Baltimore's Safer Spaces campaign continued to grow with the new addition of the Invisible Majority Network; Hollaback! Poland sparked a national conversation with their campaign against cyber sexual violence and harassment; and 8 of our sites in Canada joined the Up for Debate campaign urging federal political party leaders to hold a debate about women’s issues in the upcoming Canadian election.
and 23 + Press Hits: Hollaback! Mumbai and Hollaback! Delhi were featured in a piece for The Epoch Times highlighting the realities of street harassment around the world; Hollaback! Duke University was featured in a Duke Chronicle piece about the power of Holla-ing back on a university campus; and Think Progress interviewed Emily May for an article exploring criticisms of Uber.
Thank you to all of our sites for their amazing work this month. We are so excited to see what they come up with for April as we enter Sexual Assault Awareness Month and approach International Anti-Street Harassment Week April 11-18.
If you'll be in NYC on April 11, join us for our annual rally (more info here). Outside of NYC and still in search of ways to get involved? Keep an eye on your local sites for more awesome work across the world!