Thanks to a generous grant from The Pollination Project in 2013, we had the opportunity create a program for middle school kids to address street harassment in an age appropriate way. Over the course of two separate one hour sessions, we work with young folks about ways to make a difference in their communities using art activism. Our tool of choice? Self-decorated t-shirts!
So bring us to your school class room, after school activity group, or community center. We’ll help connect the dots on how sexism and street harassment relate to bullying and respect for all. We hope to inspire girls and boys to see that social change is possible, and you don’t need a lot of money to achieve it. To request our program, or to find out more, just email us at [email protected]
Background: Shawna Potter (Baltimore chapter Founder, former Director, and current Advisory Board Member) took the lead on the Youth Hollaback! project and spoke with many experts on DIY activism, working with youth, art as a tool for social change, and more. She got to interview cool local folks, like Hannah from FORCE, as well as non-Baltimoreans like Tatyana Fazlalizadeh of Stop Telling Women to Smile. While the Pollination Project awarding us the Seed The Change grant made these interviews and practice runs possible, the opportunity to connect with other inspiring folks doing great social justice work has been another surprising benefit to our team personally. We’ve learned a lot, and we’re so happy our volunteer Rebecca will be leading more of these workshops in the future! If you have any interest of bringing our Youth Hollaback! workshop to a group of kids you know, just email us at [email protected]