Calling All Women and Men, Boys and Girls: Spark the Conversation to End Street Harassment at Hollaback Revolution 2015!

It’s time for the 2015 Hollaback REVolution!

I support this organization because ever since I was a young girl, walking down the street was a source of fear and uncertainty for me. I was harassed by old men, young men and boys because they felt a right to call me names and suggest inappropriate sexual acts. Together we can change the idea that street harassment is “just a part of life” and something to be expected

Just last week I was standing at the bus and this older man kept trying to give me his number. I told him no, he followed me to the other side of the stop and asked again. I said no much firmer this time, but he actually had the nerve to put his hand on my back. I knocked it off and told him that is NOT OKAY. Because he was so much older I wasn’t worried about an assault, but it sure was annoying. Quite possibly he does this to young girls or much smaller women who couldn’t fight him off. It’s just ridiculous that I can’t walk down the street without harassment!

According to the Washington Post, 2014 was the year the conversation around street harassment hit a tipping point. On March 5th, let’s take the conversation to the next level at this year’s HOLLA::Rev. Come join leading thinkers and activists in the field to expand the definitions of street harassment and discuss what each of us can do to create on-the-ground activism in our communities.

unnamedThis year’s event features amazing speakers and performers, including:

– Feminista Jones (#YouOKSis)

– Girl Be Heard

– Linda Sarsour (Arab American Association of New York)

– Quentin Walcott (CONNECT)

– Deanna Zandt (Digital Technologist and Co-Founder of Lux Digital)

– La Roka (Pioneer NYC Hip-hop MC)

– and more!

Speakers will be available to answer questions during the panel session. Tickets are free for students/youth eighteen and under. Tickets for adults/organizations are pay what you can (suggested donations listed). RSVP and Get your tickets.

Any questions about the event can be sent to:

Afterparty at : Cubbyhole Bar –

*Read the interview with Hollaback cofounder Emily May on our sister blog,

If you want change you have to get involved. So what are you waiting for?

*If you like this blog share it…


*** *** **

Fight.Back.New.Kindle.CoverPreview this book on


word art book, affirmations book
Available at

Read this book before you buy at


feminist writers, learn about feminism, teaching girls feminism, Fierce, Generation of female empowerment
Get your copy at

Find this and more empowering books at

*** *** ***

Ads directly below this post are not endorsed by this blog.

One Comment

What do you think? Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s