Appalachian Ohio, Athens GA, Atlanta, Berkeley, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Columbia MO, Des Moines, Durham & Chapel Hill, Fredericksburgh VA, Houston, Los Angeles, Muncie IN, New York City, NYU, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond VA, San Francisco, Tucson, Twin Cities
Hollaback: Red, Yellow, Blue, a set on Flickr.
We have had an incredible amount of in-kind support on this comic book, from Erin Filson donating her superior artist skills, to numerous people volunteering their time to translate the final comic book into Spanish, Farsi, German, Romanian, French, Hebrew, Korean and hopefully more as the campaign progresses, to Rochelle and Anna hard at work on publicity, publishing, and fundraising. Now we need your help to bring the comic to life! Our goal is to raise $5,000. In addition to an initial publishing cost of $4,000 (2,000 copies) and setting up a table with merchandise at Philadelphia’s Comic Book Convention ($500), we will be using the funds for the following:
Any funds that we receive from selling the comic book in stores and online will go directly towards our mission of creating more educational workshops, and expanding that curriculum beyond just the 2013-2014 school year, as is currently planned and budgeted for.
Any amount you can give is sincerely appreciated, since even the smallest amount will help us make this comic book. If you’re strapped for cash, we completely understand and would be very grateful if you could help by doing any of the following:
Thank you so much for your support!
On October 20, 2012, starting at Clark Park in West Philadelphia at 11am, people marched to Love Park in support of and solidarity with survivors of sexual assault, and marched against rape culture. There were some great speeches, and an overall feeling of solidarity and empowerment that accompanied the day’s event. HollabackPHILLY had a table at the event and collected survivor stories, to help give a voice to their reality similar to our efforts against street harassment.
STAY TUNED: The stories will be posted in a separate post soon with photographs of the original written stories! Thank you to all the brave survivors who are speaking out, helping us take down rape culture one brick, and story, at a time!
Below are HollabackPHILLY’s LiveTweet recaps:
20 OctHollabackPhilly Don’t forget!
@slutwalkphilly 11am today at Clark Park, march to Love Park, w/ meet up spot half way at 31st and Market http://ow.ly/eB31O20 OctHollabackPhilly Survivor story at @slutwalkphilly. Now male ally talking about male integrity and respect. #vaw
11:49 AM – 20 Oct 12 ·
On February 19 we will reach out to local legislators in an attempt to collaborate on ways to make Philadelphia a safer place, one that is less permissive of gender-based violence.
Check out the other global organizations and their commitments to partnering with legislators and policy makers to better their communities! View the map here.
Delhi and Beyond: Concrete Action for Safer Cities
On Tuesday, February 19, we (the Huairou Commission, Women in Cities International, Women and Habitat Network Latin America, Jagori, GROOTS International, ICWIF and FEMUM-ALC) are calling upon feminist organizations and grassroots women’s groups to participate in a global day of action, Delhi and Beyond: Concrete Actions for Safer Cities. On this day, women and local authorities will jointly sign agreements identifying a concrete action they will advance to make their city safer for women and girls.
Voting ends November 7th, and the top three winners receive $10,000 to support their work, which would allow us to continue our global and campus-wide expansions, bringing Hollaback! to more communities. Please help by voting today and spreading the word.
Join us for a screening of “Not My Life”, the first documentary film to depict the horrifying and dangerous practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale, and right here in our own United States. The film was a 2012 official selection in the 15th UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival), which was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
A few quotations from the film script:
“Of all the cruel and evil things human beings do to one another in the world today, nothing goes more to the heart of who we are as a human family than the trafficking and enslavement of our planet’s youth.”
“There are more than 190 countries in the world, and virtually all of them enslave children, women, and men within, or across, their borders.”
“Human trafficking is a 32 billion-dollar industry.”
The screening of “Not My Life” will be followed by a panel discussion about trafficking in Philadelphia with local experts:
If you can’t join us this Thursday, October 18 but still want to learn about the problem as it relates to both the United States and our global community, check out this four-page anti-human trafficking toolkit from UNICEF. If you want some (significantly) heavier reading on the subject in our Pennsylvania community, check out the Joint State Government Commission’s Report: “Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania: Policy Recommendations and Proposed Legislation“.
Wednesday, October 10th 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Free Library of Philadelphia Parkway Central
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Reservations appreciated. Please respond to Kathy Stepkowicz by email at
Katherine@philachildrensalliance.org or by telephone at 215-387-9500 x3811
The Screening of “Boys and Men Healing” will be followed by a Q&A Session with:
There are 1,600 reports of child sexual abuse in Philadelphia each year. Philadelphia Children’s Alliance wants to bring healing and justice to all of these children. We can’t do what we do without caring and informed people like you. Please join us on October 10th to learn more about the issue of child sexual abuse and how it impacts boys and men.
Boys and Men Healing is a documentary about the impact that sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects.
The film portrays stories of three courageous non-offending men whose arduous healing helped them reclaim their lives while giving them a powerful voice to speak out and take bold action toward prevention for other boys.
Doors open at 6, film begins promptly at 6:30, followed by a panel discussion with various local experts about the trafficking problem right here in Philadelphia.
The William Way Community Center
1315 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
6 – 9 pm
Light refreshments will be provided.
Sex trafficking and labor trafficking are global issues, but they also happen right here in Philadelphia. Learn about how these problems affect our community, and what can be done about it.
The feature film will be “Not My Life”, an official selection in the 2012 United Nations Association Film Festival.
Panelists include Hugh Organ (Covenant House), Stefanie Fritzges (Homeland Security) and other local experts.
This event is sponsored by Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach, sponsor of Senate Bill 338, requiring the Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline number to be displayed prominently in certain establishments and locations.
“Please join DA Seth Williams on October 3, at 6:00 pm at The University of Pennsylvania Law School as he addresses the State of Crime in Philadelphia. A light reception will follow. The event is FREE and all are welcome. ”
Click here to RSVP: https://www.law.upenn.edu/surveycreator/active/form744264638.cfm
Please contact Katherine Lewis of WOMEN’S WAY at 215-985-0333 ext. 233.
SPARKing Girls’ Activism and Social Change
With Lyn Mikel Brown, EdD and Amy Castro Baker, MSW
Thursday, September 13, 2012
4-5:30 pm Eastern Time
Girls today are bombarded with sexualized media messages. People who work with girls may feel like they see these problems everywhere they turn – but what’s the solution?
Join us to learn how to engage girls in the solution through activism and social change. In this webinar, Lyn Mikel Brown, EdD and Amy Baker, MSW will critically examine popular ad campaigns and describe marketing strategies as she explores the cooptation of girl power and the sexualization of girls in media.
In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of engaging girls in creative forceful reactions to such media messages and offer tools and strategies to scaffold girls’ activism. Participants will learn about a series of free online activities called SPARKits that you can do with the teen girls in your life. Learn how girls involved in Hardy Girls’ online project, Powered by Girl, and the SPARK (Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge) movement are generating alternative forms of media and coordinating actions online and on the ground to push back on sexism and sexualization. Participants will gain access to a series of free online activities that you can do with the teen girls in your life. This webinar is presented in collaboration with SPARK.
Lyn Mikel Brown, EdD, is a mom, professor, and community activist. She is Professor of Education at Colby College in Waterville, Maine and co-creator of Hardy Girls Healthy Women. She has been an American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Scholar-in-Residence and a winner of a National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship for her research on girls. She is a member of the APA’s Psychology of Women Executive Board and was a member of the APA’s Task Force on Adolescent Girls. She is the author of five books, including Meeting at the Crossroads: Women’s Psychology and Girls’ Development (co-authored with Carol Gilligan and also the 1992 New York Times Notable Book of the Year), and most recently Packaging Boyhood: Saving Our Sons From Superheroes, Slackers, and Other Media Stereotypes (co-authored with Sharon Lamb and Mark Tappan). Her curricular materials proactively address concerns about girlfighting in schools across the nation.
Amy Castro Baker, MSW is a Doctoral Candidate in Social Welfare at the CUNY Graduate Center/Hunter School of Social Work. She has more than 10 years of social work experience in low-income neighborhoods, schools, and housing services. Her dissertation, “Unmasking the Female Face of the Sub-Prime Crisis: Gender Disparity in Lending & Foreclosure,” explores gender, race, and class disparities in sub-prime lending and foreclosure. She is also a graduate level adjunct lecturer in social policy and research at New York University and Hunter College. Prior to her PhD work, she also created the “Parents As Leaders” leadership development program in West Philadelphia, worked with Women’s Campaign International in Namibia, and served as a social work research fellow at the Homeless Health Initiative of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.