On May 27th Hollaback! hosted the first ever international conference on street harassment. The event was emceed by Sally Kohn and featured leading local and international leaders in the fight against street harassment and gender violence. (Hollaback was featured in book one of the Up To You Series. Read the interview with Emily May.)
“The movement toward ending street harassment is quickly gaining momentum globally. HOLLA::Revolution is an opportunity to highlight the amazing work of all the leaders in this field of ending gendered violence. We’re here today to bring awareness and to bring a change in our global attitudes towards street harassment and gender violence. Together we can make that change, together we are a revolution!” said Emily May, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Hollaback!.
Sally Kohn, emcee at HOLLA::Revolution, said of the event, “I couldn’t be more proud to stand with Hollaback! in helping to end street harassment in the United States and around the globe.”
This event featured W. Kamau Bell, comedian and former host of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh of Stop Telling Women to Smile, Kat Lazo from Thee Kats Meoww, Lourdes Ashley Hunter from Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater New York, Hayley Conway from Allout.org, and many others.
HOLLA::Revolution was held at the New School’s Theresa Lang Student and Community Center at 55 West 13th Street in New York City, and was live-streamed at : http://www.ihollaback.org/about/hollarevolution-2014/. Video from the event can be found on Hollaback!’s site and can be requested from staff through: firstname.lastname@example.org
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