Hollaback! Atlanta will coordinate a series of events in honor of International Anti-Street Harassment Week, from April 12th through 18th, 2015. These events will work to educate, create open and safe environments for sharing and discussion, inspire, and fight back against street harassment in alignment with Hollaback’s mission as a crowd-sourced initiative to end street harassment. Although one of the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence, street harassment is one of the least legislated against. Hollaback! breaks the silence that has perpetuated sexual violence internationally, asserts that any and all gender-based violence is unacceptable, and creates a world where we have an option—and, more importantly—a badass response.
Hollaback! Atlanta Events:
Let me HOLLA at you – a panel discussion in collaboration with Clark Atlanta University’s Women Initiative Program
Monday, April 13th, 6pm – 7:30pm
HOLLA Coffee Hour
Wednesday, April 15th, 4pm – 6pm
Octane Coffee Bar, 437 Memorial Drive Suite A5, Atlanta, GA 30312
Organized by Holla!ATL’s Jessica Caldas
Sunday, April 19th, 1pm – 4pm
Locations TBD, Downtown and Midtown Atlanta
The march incorporates Caldas’ sculptural piece Four Letter Word, to be carried by a group of volunteers who will carry them around the city. The march will take place throughout midtown and downtown and utilize the spaces of various Marta stations as well as the street. In preparation for the march, Caldas will be coordinating chalk based intervention pieces at various Marta locations based on Holla!ATL’s Marta Street Harassment survey responses. A call for volunteers will be issued for these projects and the survey can be found here.
These events happen alongside simultaneous international events coordinated and collected by advocates and activists all over the world. For more information about International Anti-Street Harassment week, please take a look at Stop Street Harasssment’s site here.