Past Events 2015

Jan 31Benefit show at Sidebar! Featuring: WET BRAIN, Crimson Wave, Friendbeast, The Degenerettes, Hive Bent. Show at 8pm , 218 E Lexington St, Baltimore, Maryland 21202


Feb 9We Hollaback at UMBC! Join Hollaback! Baltimore co-leaders, Mel and Shawna, as they share tips and best practices in confronting street harassment when you’re trying to get to class or work or out on the town. Explore ways you can feel empowered to make your community a safer place to be you! 12:00 – 1:30 PM at the lounge in the Women’s Center (inside the UMBC Commons).

Space is limited in the Women’s Center… arrive a few minutes early to guarantee a spot for this important and awesome workshop!

Much thanks to the generosity of our co-sponsors who made this event possible: Off-Campus Student Services, Greek Life, Voices Against Violence

UMBC Hollaback Event

Feb 15Hollaback Offline Coffee & Chat — Feb 2015 Need an excuse to get off the damn Internet and actually chat with real human beings? Well, this is it!

Meet us at Peace & A Cup of Joe on 713 W. Pratt St. Check out their Facebook page for directions, a menu and more info.

They have coffee, pastries and a few vegan/vegetarian options. ~*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.*~

We want to be in the same room with our volunteers, supporters, fellow awesome ladies, LGBTQ folks and male allies who want to end street harassment. This is a casual gathering for us to vent, share tips, swap stories, and just laugh about the ridiculousness of it all.

Feb 28 Black History for a Black Future: Where do we go from here? Our site leader Brittany Oliver will join community leaders for a panel discussion surrounding work that is done to improve the quality of life of Black people in Baltimore. The event will be held at 2640 Space, 2640 St Paul St from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. There is a $10 admission with tickets being pre-sold at Eventbrite.

02_28_15_panelBlack History for a Black Future flyerMar 19 She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry  – Film screening and panel discussion at the Creative Alliance! 

Brittany Oliver, new director of Hollaback! Baltimore, will join local women’s rights leaders for a discussion on feminist activism and new challenges facing our generation.


Mar 25 – Join Hollaback! Bmore and Johns Hopkins Office of LGBTQ Life for a workshop on street harassment as part of Women’s History Month. The workshop will be held at Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus from 6-8 PM.


Mar 26Social Justice Happy Hour, with Hollaback! Join the Red Emma’s collective and local organizers for an evening of drink specials & networking. Red Emma’s Bookstore Coffeehouse is at 30 W North Ave and will be held from 5-7 PM.

Mar 26Women’s History Month event at Towson University! We’ll be speaking on a panel regarding street harassment and how it connects to the larger issue of gender-based violence. The panel will be held at UU Potomac Lounge at 8000 York Rd at 7 PM.MyName_20x30

Mar 30Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and Hollaback! Bmore present: Malcolm X Talks: Feminism and Intersectionality in the 21st Century

Malcolm X Talks is a monthly series of seminars and workshops that center on teaching the Baltimore community about the Black experience and using it as a resource for nation building in the 21st Century. Through this discussion, we hope to educate the community and empathize importance of how gender, race, class, sexual orientation, religion and other axes of identity cannot be examined separately from one another. Panelists and Moderator to be posted soon.

Panel will be held at The Real News Network, 231 Holliday Street from 4-6 PM. Admission: Free (donation encouraged),

Apr 11Anti-Street Harassment Photo Campaign Join us at the Monument Quilt Headquarters to get your photo taken in honor of Meet Us On The Street: International Anti-Street Harassment Week, April 12 – 18.

We will provide a dry erase board for each person to write a quote of something that has been yelled/cat-called at you on the street.  You’ll hold up your sign, we’ll snap a pic, and all the photos will be shared in a campaign on our Facebook and Twitter pages during ASHW. Location: 1400 Greenmount Ave, 1 – 4 PM 

Photos will be taken on the street around the studio. People of color encouraged to participate.


Apr 12 to 18Anti-Street Harassment Week! We’re already thinking about how we want to raise awareness this year, but we would LOVE to hear from you! Any ideas? Email us at [email protected]

Apr 16UMBC’s Take Back the Night 2015 In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, join the Women’s Center on Commons Main Street Thursday, April 16th and let’s take back the night!!

Events and activities include:
– Community Resource Fair (begins at 6pm)
– Clothesline Project
– Survivor Speak Out Forum (begins at 6:30pm)
– March Against Sexual Violence
-FORCE Monument Quilt Making Opportunity and other art activism projects
and more!

The event will be held at the Women’s Center at UMBC 1000 Hilltop Circle, Commons 004 at 6 PM.


May 21Hollaback! Baltimore Pizza & Happy Hour! Right now until the end of June, Joe Squared has a Hollaback! Baltimore pizza on the menu at Station North and the Inner Harbor.

Join us on May 21st to try our AMAZING pizza, enjoy drink specials and meet new co-directors Brittany Oliver and Leah Michaels. 15% of everything sold that night goes to us! So come eat pizza, drink and talk about ending street harassment. We’ll discuss upcoming events and ways you can get involved. Holla’ed at? HollaBack!

The event will be held at the 133 W North Ave location from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Jun 26Let’s Talk: Black Women and Street Harassment While women of all races experience street harassment, Black women’s experiences are particularly harsh and racialized.

Join Hollaback Bmore co-director Brittany Oliver for an open discussion on Black women and their experiences with street harassment in Baltimore and beyond.

RSVP by emailing [email protected] to guarantee your seat. The event will be held at Force’s studio at 1400 Greenmount Ave from 6:30-8:30 PM.

July 20Hollaback Offline Coffee & Chat – July 2015 Come hang out with Hollaback Baltimore co-directors Brittany Oliver and Leah Michaels to chat about all things street harassment.

Meet us at the Bun Shop 239 W Read St from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.


This is the first in a hopeful series of GRL//PWR benefit shows at CCAS! This first show will benefit Hollaback! Bmore, an anti-street harassment organization. There will be resources from Hollaback available at the show, and a large portion of the door sales will go directly to Hollaback! Bmore.

The event will be held at Charm City Art Space at 1731 Maryland Ave at 6 PM.

Aug 16 – Free Self-Defense Workshop Join Steve Hung at the Baltimore Free Farm for a Community Self Defense workshop. ONLY 20 SPOTS AVAILABLE. First come, first serve!

The event will be at Baltimore Free Farm 3510 Ash St from 12 – 2 PM

Aug 30 – Free Self-Defense Workshop Join Steve Hung at the Baltimore Free Farm for a Community Self Defense workshop. ONLY 20 SPOTS AVAILABLE. First come, first serve!

The event will be at Baltimore Free Farm 3510 Ash St from 12 – 2 PM

Sept 14Hollaback Offline Coffee & Chat – Sept 2015 Are you a writer, photographer, event planner or have other talents? We want to meet you!

Join us at the Bun Shop to share stories and talk about how you can use your skills to help combat street harassment. We’ll also give updates on upcoming events and strategize new ways to end harassment .

Meet us at the Bun Shop 239 W Read St from 6-8 PM.

Oct 6Street Harassment: Know Your Rights Join Hollaback! Baltimore and the University of Baltimore’s Center on Applied Feminism for a discussion on street harassment and knowing your rights. This talk will link the intersections between feminist legal theory framework to anti-street harassment.

We will meet at University of Baltimore School of Law 1415 Maryland Ave from 5:30 – 7 PM

Oct 16Hollaback Offline BBQ and Chat – October 2015 Last minute happy hour chat at Blue Pit BBQ! If you don’t have plans Friday come on by and hang out with us. We’ll talk about street harrasment, share stories, and spend some time together.

We’ll be at Blue Pit BBQ & Whiskey Bar 1601 Union Ave from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

Nov 20Trans/Queer/Femme Weekend feat. War On Women w/ Glittoris (SC), Humanmania, DJ Jerrod Bronson and more! – We will be tabling at this event, which is part of a collection of weekend events involving collaboration between different artists and promoters in Baltimore. Be sure to check out all the Trans/Queer/Femme Week/End events! The concert will be at Metro Galery at 1700 N Charles St from 8 PM – Close.


Dec 5Hollaback Coffee ChatWe are excited to announce that our next coffee chat will be held at the new Dovecote Cafe! Dovecote Cafe is a women of color owned and operated, disability accessible, dairy alternative, new cafe in the neighborhood of Reservoir Hill.

Join us to discuss street harrasment, share stories, speak about prevention, and be in community together.  Please let us know if you are coming so that we can make proper reservations for the event. The cafe is at 2501 Madison Ave and we will be there from 12-1 PM.

Dec 10The Intersections of Gender and Police HarassmentHollaback Bmore and the Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle present “Gender and Police Harassment,” a conversation exploring the relationship between police harassment and gender/sexual identity.

The panel will be held at Real News Network at 231 Holliday St. from 6:00-8:30 PM