From story submissions on Holla Back DC!, we know a lot of people experience and witness street harassment weekly and even daily in the DC-area. But we want to learn more. Help us out!
Join Holla Back DC! and Stop Street Harassment for a week of street harassment logging from September 26 – October 2, 2011 and record the street harassment you experience and witness in the DC-area. (What is street harassment?)
How do I participate?
1. Sign up online here.
2. Download/print this PDF booklet. You can also pick up a printed copy on Sept. 26 at the anti-street harassment book event at Busboys and Poets at 6:30 p.m.
3. Use the booklet from September 26 – October 2 to record each instance of street harassment you experience or witness. If you are out of town part of the week, still participate for the dates when you are in town and just write on the log what those dates are.
4. At the end of the week, complete the questions at the back of the booklet and return it to us. If you don’t happen to experience or witness any harassment during that particular week, still turn it in!
How do I turn it in?
1. Input your information online here (preferred method – link will be live when the week of logging begins).
2. Turn it in at the Happy Hour wrap-up on October 3 at TBA location.
3. Scan and email it to dchollaback AT gmail.com
4. Mail it to the attention of Shannon Lynberg at 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria VA, 22302
Why should I participate?
Holla Back DC! and Stop Street Harassment are working to better track and assess rates of street harassment in the Washington, DC metro-area. In spring 2011, we led a community safety audit in six of DC’s eight wards (read the Washington Post article about it). The idea for a week of logging came out of the wrap-up meeting with our volunteers.
We plan to do a week of logging every two months for the next year to build up our collection of data. We plan to use the data to create recommendations for policy makers, educators, activists, and regular citizens so we can make the city and suburbs safer. Your participation matters!