January 23rd – Post-SlutWalk Round-up. Join the original lead organizers of SlutWalk Bmore at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Waverly Branch to discuss what went into planning a SlutWalk and how we can work together in the future to further our common egalitarian goals. 5:45pm to 7:45pm. Waverly Branch – Enoch Pratt Library, 400 E. 33rd Street. SHARE THIS FLYER!
February 11th – ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY PARTY! In celebration of this milestone, Hollaback Bmore! is partnering with FORCE: On the Culture of Rape for their launch of YES! Consent Is Sexy, a new underwear line that reinforces the practice of consent for the people wearing the underwear and their sexual partners. Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Join us for an all night dance party, variety show, and panty parade. Don’t forget to capture your best hollaback at our photo station and share your street harassment story with us on the Holla-board (because we need your badass self in writing, too!). At Golden West Cafe 10pm $8-12. Did you see our pictures? How about our live Ustream feed?
Feb 17th – She’Baltimore, a new play centered on domestic violence in the LGBT community, hosts some guest speakers, including US, to have an open discussion with the audience after the show! The show’s title, She’Baltimore, is inspired by the writer’s love of hip hop and use of “Bawlmerese”. This play highlights the “undercurrent of violence” that is occurring on a global scale. Play: Feb. 17- 26 • 8pm • $10-20 at Loads of Fun Theater (LOF/t) • 120 W. North Ave.
Feb 29th – “Street Harassment in the LGBTQ Community” – a talk with the Rainbow Club of CCBC Essex.
March 3 – Sex, Lies and the Ugly Truth Youth Conference. The link is a bit old, but it’s worth it. This conference is all about giving young, at-risk kids a safe space to ask questions and learn about what resources are available to them (like us!) Saturday March 3, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
March 8&9 – VDay at Towson University with the Vagina Monologues. It’s a global movement to end violence against women and girls. We’re attending, we’re tabling, we’re presenting and we’re loving it! 8000 York Road, Towson, MD, 21252, 7pm.
March 18 – Join us at McKeldin Square (former home of Occupy Baltimore) as we mud-stencil and chalk our way to ending street harassment. We will be creating art and slogans that encourage passer-by to think more deeply about how street harassment affects the female and LGBTQ community. Corner of Pratt & Light streets, 2pm to 4pm. BYO mud/stencils/chalk/creativity – but we hope to have enough to share! Here’s some pictures of the event, plus a live Ustream video!
March 18-24, 2012 – Hollaback Bmore! co-sponsors International Anti-Street Harassment Week. While amazing activists and ordinary individuals around the world work hard year-round to make public places safer, there is strength in numbers. From March 18-24, 2012, everyone will join forces to collectively raise awareness that street harassment is a global problem and work toward solutions for International Anti-Street Harassment Week. March 24 will be the biggest day of activism. There are 6 ideas for how people can participate.
Hollaback Bmore! sponsored schools participating:
March 20 – 23 – MICA is doing a Week of Action for International Anti-Street Harassment Day. Go there? Know someone who does? Share this link with them and tell them fight street harassment with art! Wanna help? Join them Thursday 12-3p, Friday 11-2p, to stencil anti-street harassment slogans along the sidewalk near Gateway, and get others involved in the conversation!
March 18-24 – Goucher’s Feminist Majority Leadership Association and Goucher Art Club will be mud stenciling around Goucher’s campus.
April 9 – UMB will be protesting street harassment with sidewalk chalk around their school.
CHECK OUT OUR PICTURES! We will be collecting all the photos from these events in this public photo album. To their credit, many local schools wanted to get involved but had scheduling issues. Next time!
March 24 – Visions In Feminism Conference in DC. 2012 Theme: “Reclaiming Our Bodies: Confronting Oppression & Celebrating Ourselves.” We are holding a talk on street harassment. Check out the Facebook Event Page.
March 28 – Vagina Monologues at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. We encourage you to see the show and come visit our info table! 7pm. SMC Campus Center Room 208A. Here are some cast photos holding our holla sign!
April 9 – UMBC is doing a talk with Holly Kearl on Street Harassment for a delayed participation in International Anti-Street Harassment Week ! Check out their free, open to the public event. Check out all the anti-street harassment chalk art around campus while you’re there.
April 29 – BRJA is hosting an event to help white women and transgender folks properly fight for and achieve racial equity in their personal and professional lives. We will be attending and encourage anyone interested in fighting racial inequality or learning more about white privilege to attend as well. Baltimore Free School from 1-4pm. (512 W Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21201) This workshop is designed for white women and trans folks. Women and trans folks of color are welcome to attend but should understand that the workshop will be focused on unpacking white privilege.
May 24 – Chalk Art Event at St. Francis Community Center. We’ll be working with the girls after school to promote Street Harassment awareness in their neighborhood and help them build the skills to deal with it when it happens to them. Here’s pictures!
June 2 – Mobilizing and Organizing from Below Conference, or MOBCONF. Hollaback Bmore!’s site leader Shawna will be part of a discussion panel “What is Feminism Now? Contemporary Feminist Tactics”. Join us from 11am to 12:30pm to talk about grassroots feminist activism with FORCE: On the Culture of Rape and other local awesome people: Kalima Young, Alexa Richardson and Rev. Meredith Moise. Here’s a flyer.
June 13 – Hollaback Offline! This is a casual gathering for people who experience street harassment to vent, share tips, swap stories, and just laugh about the ridiculousness of it all. Use this opportunity to meet fellow feminists, make new friends, and get more involved with Hollaback! Bohemian Cafe, 1821 N. Charles St, 7pm. Free, but they have coffee/pastries/dinner!
June 16-17 – Baltimore PRIDE! We will be tabling at the PRIDE Block Party Saturday the 16th and the festival in Druid Hill Park on Sunday the 17th. Lots of great vendors, activities, drag shows and musical performances. Come on out to Druid Hill Park and hang out with us!
July 16 – WATER BALLOON FIGHT!!! We’re taking the girls from St. Francis Community Center across the street to Druid Hill Park to throw water balloons at “street harassers” (cardboard cutouts) to raise awareness and have fun at the same time. We’re taking bets on how long it’ll take for us to turn on each other! Check out the video we made with our balloons that just didn’t want to pop!
July 29 – A low turnout for our flashmob turned out to be a blessing! We walked a couple blocks over to the Baltimore Convention Center and instead collected stories of street harassment from Otakon attendees. We got some awesome pictures. Here’s the video we made:
Aug 2 – Project Homeless Connect. People with iPhones are not the only ones who experience street harassment. We will be documenting the stories of homeless women and LGBTQ folks so their voices can be heard, too. We’ll post them on our website and map the location. Open to the public from 11am to 3pm. Project Homeless Connect Participant Flyer
Aug 9 – Hollaback Offline! This is a casual gathering for people who experience street harassment to vent, share tips, swap stories, and just laugh about the ridiculousness of it all. Use this opportunity to meet fellow feminists, make new friends, or get more involved with Hollaback! Meet us at Peace and a Cup of Joe, 713 W. Pratt St, 8 pm. Free, but they have coffee/pastries/dinner & live music!
Aug 26 – Women’s Equality Day. Feminist Potluck at Patterson Park at 1pm. Bring a dish, your feminist friends/partners/kids/dogs and we’ll relax and chat about how far we’ve come, baby. Exchange ideas on what to bring on our event page. CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. We will try to have a similar event in the future!
Sept 15 – 7th Annual Reservoir Hill Resource Festival. We’re tabling, come say hi! Tons of vendors, music, food and fun. From 11:00am-1:00pm at the 2400 block of Linden Avenue. Rain date is set for September 16th from 11:00am-1:00pm.
Sept 28 – Punk Arts Activism with Gender Edge Collective. Come see bands, art, speakers and organizations all in support of the gender-queer/transgender community. Be an ally, promote tolerance, and see a good rock show (with drinks!) all at the same time. Bands: silence kid (indie rock duo from bmore), sexgender (experimental hardcore/punk/noise from bmore) & ex. by v. (experimental/punk/metal/noise/thrash/prose from philly). At Golden West Cafe, 10pm to 2am. Check out our pictures!
Oct 6 – Stronger, Higher, Farther: Younger Women Empowered – Preparing To Lead. Our MVP Mel is speaking at young feminists conference, hosted by Maryland NOW and the University of Baltimore women law students. She’ll be speaking at 11am for the Sexuality & Self-Image – Surviving Society’s Expectations panel with Allendra Letsome & Rebecca Letsome of – Love Your Body – Here’s a flyer. See you at The University of Baltimore William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center!
Oct 14 – Another Hollaback! Offline event! This is a casual gathering for people who experience street harassment to vent, share tips, swap stories, and just laugh about the ridiculousness of it all. Use this opportunity to meet fellow feminists, make new friends, or get more involved with Hollaback! Meet us at Peace and a Cup of Joe, 713 W. Pratt St, 1pm – 4pm. Free, but they have coffee/pastries/dinner & live music!
Nov 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance. Candlelight vigil and memorial service for those who have lost their lives due to trans-hate and gender-based violence. 6:30-8:30pm at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, 12 W. Franklin St, Baltimore, MD 21202. Follow the event on Twitter @TDORBmore. Hollaback! Bmore is proud to be a part of the Transgender Response Team, the local organizing committee of this memorial service. Check out the website for more information on the Mayor’s Press Conference concerning TDOR on November 19th.
Dec 3 – The Role of Social Media in Preventing Violence Against Women. Site leader Shawna will be participating on this panel, hosted by the Global Women’s Institute at The George Washington University as part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. More details tba!
Dec 4 – Shawna will be leading a discussion on street harassment at a meeting of Sistas of the T, a supportive get-together for transgender women of color. 4-6pm on 25th Street. If you or someone you know identify as a trans woc, please get in touch and we’ll send you more details. [email protected]
Dec 16 – Feminist Flyering Fun! We’re going to spend the day in a car putting up Hollaback! flyers, spreading the word the old fashioned way. This is a private event, but if you’re interested in keeping us company send us an email! [email protected]