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Nov 30 (Pending) – Baltimore City Council Public Hearing on Street Harassment Hollaback Bmore, with the support of Councilman Robert Curran and his office, is organizing a Baltimore City Council roundtable on street harassment and assault in public spaces.
The purpose of this hearing to raise public awareness for Black women and LGBTQIA+ communities of color. In response to the DOJ findings report on how BPD failed to forward cases of sexual assualt, we’re also calling for civilian oversight of city law enforcement.
Now, we’ve got the attention of city leaders and we want YOU to share your story to pressue leaders to invest in creating equal access to public space that is free of harassment.
The hearing will be at Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St from 5-8 PM.
Ongoing Online Campaigns HOLLA World-Wide (We want your submissions! Get creative!)
Harassment Is – Blog, vlog, tweet, post, or email your story of what #harassmentis, and how it’s different for you because of your visible and non-visible identities. Check out the report that set it off, “Harassment Is: An exploration of identity and street harassment” inviting you to practice recognizing how people’s identities and oppressions overlap and how that can affect how they walk down the street.
“Dear John,” Letters to Street Harassers – Wish you could have responded more thoroughly? Here’s your chance.
Cats Against Catcalling – They’re really just not into it.
We Chalk Walk – It’s super easy to reclaim your space and holla back with chalk.
Said No One Ever – Great example: “It really put a spring in my step when a car load of men asked to see my breasts. Said no one ever.”
Previous Events in 2016
Feb 6 – Street Harassment 101 – North Ave Knowledge Exchange As part of the 2016 North Ave Knowledge Exchange, join Hollaback! Baltimore co-director Brittany Oliver for an open discussion on street harassment, best practices to confront it and ways to feel empowered to make your community a safer place to be you.
Time: 12 – 1 PM
Location: Maryland Institute College of Art, Lazarus Center, 131 W. North Avenue, L109 on 1st floor
Feb 23 – RALLY for police accountability! Last December, we held “Gender and Police Harassment“, a talk exploring the relationship between police harassment and gender/sexual identity with the Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. We’re joining them on February 23 to advocate for police reform! Because women and genderqueer people are impacted too. Join us!
Feb 24 – February Coffee Chat – In February, we’re showing some love at Teavolve Cafe & Lounge for our monthly coffee chat. Come meet the folks at Hollaback! and chat with us about your street harassment experiences and ways on how we all (men included) can work to make our community a safer space.
We will be at Teavolve Cafe & Lounge at 1401 Aliceanna St from 6-8PM
March 7 – Street Harassment Workshop at the UMD Law. Sponsored by the Women’s Bar Association’s Student Chapter, Students Supporting the Women’s Law Center and Black Law Students Association.
Apr 10 – 16 – Anti-Street Harassment Awareness Week! We’re celebrating Meet Us On The Street: International Anti-Street Harassment Week by joining activists around the world during this week to demand an end to street harassment in Baltimore.
at the YNOT Lot at 4 W North Ave from 2 – 4 PM.
May 25 – Hollaback! Offline Coffee Chat – May 2016 Need an excuse to get off the Internet and actually chat with real human beings? Well, this is it! Meet us at 3 Bean Coffee for specialty coffee drinks.
3 Bean Coffee is at 209 Key Hwy from 5:30-7:30 PM.
Jun 13 – Candlelight Vigil for Orlando Hollaback Bmore is saddened to hear of the tragedy in Orlando, Florida. We send our love and thoughts to everyone there and here in our city. On Monday June 13, please join us for a candlelight vigil held by the Glccb in honor of the 50+ victims taken. Gun violence must end.
The event will be held at The Ynot Lot at 4 W North Ave from 7-9 PM
Jul 13 – Hollaback Offline Coffee Chat for July Need an excuse to get off the damn Internet and actually chat with real human beings? Well, this is it! Come meet the dream team that make Hollaback Bmore possible.
This month we will be at Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse, at 30 North Ave from 5:30-7 PM.
Meet the Hollaback Bmore team to chat about your summer street harassment experiences and ways to make the Baltimore community a safer space.
Seanniece Bamiro, our new public policy intern, will discuss how we can influence policy-makers to invest in transformative solutions to combat street harassment, especially after the release of the DOJ findings report on BPD.
This month we will be at Teavolve Cafe & Lounge, at 1401 Aliceanna St from 6-8 PM.
Sept 21 – Survivor Town Hall on DOJ Findings
In response to the Department of Justice’s findings, a coalition of social justice organizations and survivor-led organizations are hosting listening session for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence to give feedback and input into the Department of Justice’s findings on the Baltimore Police Department and influence the upcoming consent decree.
At the event, attendees will learn about:
- The problems the Department of Justice found in BPD’s handling of sexual assault and gender discrimination.
- Other civil rights violations found by the Department of Justice.
- The Consent Decree process
In response to the Department of Justice’s Findings, we’ll discuss:
- What do survivors want to see change in how the Baltimore Police Department responds to sexual assault? What measures need to be put in place to make sure that change happens?
- What needs to be included in the consent decree so that the Baltimore Police Department treats all Baltimore residents fairly, regardless of race or gender?
- How can we make public spaces safer and free of harassment for women and the LGBT community?
In August 2016, the Department of Justice released their findings on civil rights violations within the Baltimore Police Department. In the findings, DOJ clearly stated that the BPD’s investigations of sexual assault are inadequate, including untested rape kits, sexist comments made by detectives, a backlog of open cases and more. Furthermore, the findings show a pattern of unfair treatment of sex workers in Baltimore and the transgender community.
In fall of 2016, The Department of Justice and Baltimore City will enter into a consent decree process, wherein the Baltimore Police Department will be mandated by the federal government to change its policies and practices. This agreement will be overseen by a court-appointed monitor.
This event is being organized by FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Hollaback! Baltimore, Power Inside, Baltimore Trans Alliance, Gender Violence Clinic at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law, and The Human Trafficking Prevention Project at the University of Baltimore School of Law.
This event will be at The Motor House, at 120 W North Ave. from 6-8 PM
Oct 26 – Symposium for Gender-Based Street Harassment Hollaback! at your local politicians! We’ve organized an anti-street harassment public hearing with Baltimore City Council scheduled for on Nov 7 (http://bit.ly/2e8AGIC) and want YOU to share your story.
This Wednesday, join us for a meeting to learn more about the hearing, receive assistance in preparing testimony and brainstorm recommendations for city council. Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice will also be in attendance to answer your questions:
Communal Symposium for Gender-Based Street Harassment
University of Baltimore – Angelos Law Building
1401 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
ROOM NUMBER: 202
SIGN-UP TO TESTIFY: http://bit.ly/2d6v7Ic
Now, we’ve got the attention of city officials in order to raise awareness about the need for equal access to safer spaces, especially after the DOJ findings report on how BPD failed to forward cases of sexual harassment.
Questions? Please contact Brittany Roberson at [email protected]
This event is co-sponsored by the Global Affairs and Human Security Association of UB School of Law
This event will be held at 1401 N Charles St from 6:30-8:30 PM.