Jan 9 – Video Interviews with Insufficiently-Housed Women & LGBTQ folks. After last year’s Project Homeless Connect event, we promised (via video) to hear from the homeless community on how they experience street harassment. We’ll be conducting private interviews today and releasing the video soon! UPDATE: Read “A Vulnerable Community Keeps it Private” for our progress and conclusions.
Feb 8 – Terribly Two: Hollaback! Birthday Bash at Windup Space. Warm up on a Friday night with a Holla-tini, help us scarf down some birthday cake, take some photos, pin the tail on the harasser and SO MUCH MORE! For updated information, RSVP on our facebook event page!
PRESAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANTS! (in cheap raffle form)
J Pope & Funk Friday (jpopemusic.com)
Violet Gray – drag comedian
Rosa Azul – belly dancing troupe – (rosaazulbellydance.com)
Becky Savadkin – slight of hand
Jaki Griot – speaker/poet/educator (jakigriot.com)
The Dandy Vagabonds (facebook.com/dandyvagabonds)
RAFFLE PRIZES FROM:
Big Crunch Amp & Guitar Repair
The Line Campaign
bSafe – premium app subscription
The Dandy Vagabonds
War On Women
Comic Book Artist Monica Ghallager
Peace & A Cup Of Joe
Get a professional neck massage from Adrienne Bergthold!
Birthday Cake generously donated by Charm City Cakes – woohoo!
Doors at 9pm, things get rolling at 10.
$8 at the door gets you one free raffle ticket!
Check out this amazing pre-party dinner just down the street at Bohemian Cafe, benefiting Project PLASE:
*This party, just like Hollaback!, is for all us Baltimoreans. For those who experience street harassment, bystanders who witness it, or folks who support those who do. It’s for all genders, all ages, all races, all classes, all orientations, all languages, all education levels and all expressions of all of the above. Street harassment doesn’t discriminate (it happens to all types of people, perpetrated by all types of people) so why should we? Let’s get together, as we are and were meant to be, and let’s party.
Feb 14 –Baltimore Rising – we’re teaming up with MICA, Baltimore NOW and Baltimore Rising to participate in a worldwide movement to end gender-based violence. Meet up and march from the Washington Monument at 5:30pm, then come see the Vagina Monologues and enjoy a reception for the art exhibition “RISE” at MICA’s One Billion Rising. Find out more about OBR and Vday here. Play begins at 8pm at MICA’s Brown Center (Baltimore, MD) 1301 West Mount Royal Avenue, the reception follows at 10pm.
Feb 27 – TEA Time – Site leader Shawna will be meeting up with Transpeople Empowerment in Action (TEA Time, a sub group of AIDS Action Baltimore) to discuss street harassment, ways to deal in the moment, and how to help end it. This is our second time dropping by and we look forward to sharing what Hollaback! is currently up to!
Feb 27 – Our meet up with the local Health Department to talk about street harassment and it’s effect on the people that experience it (roughly half the population) went very well. Here’s a summary of the meeting written by Holly Kearl of Stop Street Harassment, who was also in attendance. This meeting was our participation in Global Day of Action, Delhi and Beyond: Concrete Actions for Safer Cities
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE -Due to unforeseen events, the Bell Foundry has had to temporarily cancel this awesome benefit show, but it seems all the bands are willing to reschedule for another date. We’ll keep you posted!
Benefit show at the Bell Foundry. (1539 N. Calvert st. It’s the warehouse on the corner of Calvert and Federal. And there will be plenty of street parking within walking distance.) Show your support and throw your horns up! RSVP on the event page. Proceeds go straight to Hollaback! Baltimore
Apr 7 to 13 – Meet Us On The Street (aka International Anti-Street Harassment Week). It’s the 3rd annual MUOTS and our 3rd time to be involved! We’re busy planning an action to take in solidarity with other Hollaback! sites, organizations, and individuals around the world. Want to get involved locally? Drop us a line: [email protected] Find out more about Stop Street Harassment and Holly Kearl here. **All photos from this year’s Meet Us On the Street are now on our Facebook page. Take a look!
Apr 8 – Feminism 2.0 hosted an #EndSH Twitter chat with Hollaback! Bmore as guests! We had a great conversation from 1:00 – 2:00pm @HollabackBmore and @Fem2pt0 about how street harassment uniquely affects LGBTQ individuals. This was a joint action for Meet Us On The Street. Check out the Twitter Chat schedule on Stop Street Harassment’s website for more info.
Apr 10 – Mel presented: “Let’s Talk Street Harassment” at 7:30pm at the UMBC Women’s Center (Commons 004). Here’s a link to the Facebook Event! We discussed what Hollaback! Bmore is doing in the city, bystander prevention and wrote our fav HOLLAs on vegan cupcakes! This was a joint action for Meet Us On The Street.
Apr 10 – Hollaback! Advisory Board member, Corey, was part of MICA’s panel discussion on street harassment at 7:30pm for students in Social Activism studies. This discussion was in the main MICA building on 1200 W. Mount Royal Ave and was a joint action for Meet Us On The Street.
Apr 13 – The Junior League of Baltimore hosted a rally from 12:00 – 2:00pm on behalf of Hollaback! Bmore beginning at the Baltimore World Trade Center at 11:45am. Participants wore black t-shirts and made signs to help raise awareness. Flyers were passed out to hundreds of people and they even wrote HOLLAs with sidewalk chalk on the street! Here’s a link to the Facebook Event! This was a joint action for Meet Us On The Street.
Apr 22 – Take Back the Night with Turn Around in front of City Hall in Baltimore from 5:30 – 8:00pm at 100 N. Holliday St. The keynote speaker was Mayor Rawlings-Blake and several other city officials made statements about the importance of sexual assault awareness. A lovely musical performance by Goucher College’s Feminist Rebels acapella group was enjoyed by all and the speak-out and open mic was moving with people’s stories of sexual assault and abuse, as always. See photos from the event here!
Apr 24 – Baltimore City Health Department’s Harm Reduction team received a Street Harassment 101 training from Mel at Hollaback! It was a great success with lively conversation about the basic definition of street harassment, where it is along the spectrum of gender-based violence and statistics that show its prevalence in the US. We discussed how to best respond to clients, or even friends and family, who share stories of street harassment. Lastly, we came up with strategies for intervening when bystanders witness street harassment, and ways to disengage when you’re being harassed yourself. Here’s Brenda, Jen and Lemont who all holla back against street harassment!
Apr 26 – Hollaback! Bmore participated in the Health Fair at The Great ACCE Middle/High School 10:00am-12:00pm. Mel presented a workshop for four separate groups of young people about how street harassment relates to bullying and tolerance.
Apr 30 – Take Back The Night at UMBC in The Quad from 6:30 – 9:00pm. We’ll be there, will you? This will be the University’s first TBTN event on campus! Check out their recent blog post here for more information.
June 1 – Baltimore Youth In Action: Youth Unlocked! Some cool organizations are getting together to promote youth empowerment and community engagement in Old Town and surrounding neighborhoods. We’ll be there sharing our message of female and LGBTQ empowerment, giving youth tools to deal with street harassment. 1p-5p at Old Town Mall
June 4 – Hollaback! Offline! Coffee & Chat – Come hang out with Mel from Hollaback! Bmore and let’s talk face-to-face, in person, live about your street harassment stories, how street harassment looks different to different groups of people, and what Hollaback! is up to in the fight to end street harassment. 6pm to 8pm at Bohemian Coffee House – 1821 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Maryland 21201
June 7 – Transgender Marylanders and HIV: The Invisible Epidemic. The Transgender Response Team (of which we are a member) and CATCH are sponsoring this community forum to hear from YOU. Share this flyer:
June 13-15 – Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference. Hollaback!’s Baltimore and Philly are joining forces on a workshop on ways to encourage empowerment of the transgender community in the face of street harassment. We’re so excited! Send all your tips and suggestions to [email protected] Our workshop will be Saturday June 15th from 4pm to 5:30pm.
June 28 – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Youth Block Party! Join us and STAR TRACK from 1PM-5PM. We’ll be tabling and getting tested! 120 Penn Street, Baltimore.
July 13 – Benefit show at Mobtown Ballroom with Brooks Long & The Mad Dog No Good, and Rufus Roundtree and Da B’more Brass Factory. Prepare yourselves for a night of dancing around, drinking fancy summer cocktails, and basking in glorious music. Drink proceeds will benefit Hollaback! Baltimore, so get your drink on! (responsibly!) 861 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore. Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm. $12 at the door.
July 25 – 29 – The first ever Hollaback! Site Leader Conference: HOLLA:Revolution! Herstory will be made in NYC as site leaders from all over the globe get together to skill share and build solidarity within our movement. The Baltimore team is so excited to be involved, check our facebook page for updates, pictures, and good quotes! Donate! Help send our team to the first ever Hollaback! Site Leader Conference in NYC this summer!
Aug 17 – PROCLAIM NO SHAME! Pizza & Swimsuits for Womyn and Trans folx :::: Don’t just try to avoid harsh body-shaming media this summer; do something revolutionary to end it! This event is specifically for women and transgender/gender queer people, of all sizes, orientations, abilities, races, classes, ages, languages, etc. BATHING SUITS ENCOURAGED however you define them. In the quiet and secluded Woodberry Park we’ll be wearing our bathing suits and eating pizza in public. Then we’ll recreate the photo below in protest to unrealistic beauty standards, gender norms, and socialized “politeness”. Noon to 3pm, corner of Druid Park Drive and Clipper Park Road. Check out the final picture we created here!
Sep 8 – Baltimore ComicCon! We’re joining up with our sister site in Philly to promote their comic book on street harassment and to let all ComicCon attendees know that Cosplay Does NOT Equal Consent. Meet us at Noon at the entrance! Check our Twitter and Facebook feed for more info.
Sept 16 – UMBC Green Dot 2nd Annual Launch – we get to table and talk about all the ways bystanders can get involved to help end street harassment. See you there! 4-6pm
Sep 19 – At Project Homeless Connect this year we plan on letting all the vital service providers know that we are here for their clients if they feel that sharing their stories of gender-based violence on the streets would be an empowering step for them as they work on finding secure housing.
Oct 1 – MOVIE NIGHT at 2640 SPACE – a sliding scale donation will get you in to watch a screening of “Cruel and Unusual.” This documentary film follows five transgendered women incarcerated in men’s prisons across the U.S. We’ll also provide popcorn and a panel discussion to follow the film. Starts at 7pm, more details here. Sliding scale donation $5-$10 – but no one will be turned away for lack of funds!
Oct 17 – Hollaback! Offline Coffee & Chat – Need an excuse to get out of the chat room and actually chat with real human beings? Well, this is it! We want to be in the same room with our volunteers, supporters, fellow awesome ladies and LGBTQ folks who experience street harassment. This is a casual gathering for us to vent, share tips, swap stories, and just laugh about the ridiculousness of it all. Meet us at the Bean Hollow on 8059 Main St in Old Ellicott City anytime from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Check out this cafe’s website for directions, a menu and more info www.beanhollowcoffee.com/ They have coffee, pastries and full entrees; we know not everyone will be able to purchase something, but it is important that we support this locally owned business for allowing us to take over the place for a couple hours. **This is our first coffee & chat in the surrounding counties outside Baltimore City. If you live somewhere else and wanna have a chat near you, let us know! [email protected]
Oct 19 – Fusion Partnerships presents Conference for the Greater Good & 15th Anniversary Celebration. As a program of Fusion, we are super excited to be helping plan this monumental event. The conference and party details will be available on the Fusion site as they are solidified, but know that some amazing speakers, workshops, and fun is in store! Register for tickets early to get a price break!
Nov 19 – Hollaback! Offline Coffee & Chat – Need an excuse to get out of the chat room and actually chat with real human beings? Well, this is it! We want to be in the same room with our volunteers, supporters, fellow awesome ladies and LGBTQ folks who experience street harassment. This is a casual gathering for us to vent, share tips, swap stories, and just laugh about the ridiculousness of it all. Meet us at TriBeCa Coffee Roasters 1210 N. Charles St. anytime from 5:00pm-7:00pm. **If you live somewhere else and wanna have a chat near you, let us know! [email protected]
Hollaback! Baltimore is proud to announce our participation in TDOR again this year as sponsors and volunteers.
Nov 20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance – An evening to reflect and refresh the spirit as we honor and remember those taken from our communities by anti-trans violence and bias. An Interfaith Memorial Service will be held, including a Reading of the Names and a Candle Lighting Ceremony. 6pm to 8pm at First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, 12 W. Franklin St, 21201
Nov 21 – Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk Campus Volunteer Fair 7200 Sollers Point Rd Baltimore, MD 21222 10am-1pm. We will be discussing volunteer opportunities with students and raising awareness about street harassment.
Nov 23 – Transgender Day of Community – a day of healing and empowerment through self-expression, learning, sharing, and working together. There will be a variety of workshops and a Town Hall meeting on Homelessness and Transgender Communities. Food and refreshments will be served. 11am to 6:30pm at First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, Enoch Pratt Parish Hall, 514 N. Charles St, 21201
Dec 6 – Fem Fest at Goucher College – we’ll be tabling and sharing resources on campus for this first ever Fem Fest at Goucher. 4-7pm
Dec 16 – HOLLAday Party – Come on out for a casual end of year celebration! Good drinks, yummy snacks, fun feminists, Hollaback! hoodies and comic books for sale, all for a suggested donation of $5 – but no one turned away for lack of funds! We are a completely volunteer-run site and we could not do all we do without your help. So let us say thanks with a big high-five and some good times. And share this flyer, why don’t you? (6-8pm at W.C. Harlan, 400 West 23rd Street)