In partnership with Everyday Feminism, CASS is hosting a Webinar Workshop on responding to & preventing street harassment.
Thursday, December 13, 2012*
*Please note that the event has been moved from the original date, which was 12/6
8:00-9:30pm ET/5:00–6:30pm PT
CASS has co-authored two essays with Everyday Feminism on the topic of street harassment response & prevention:
Street harassment – we know it might happen the next time we go outside. It might even happen almost every time we leave our house.
But when it does, we react on instinct. Some of us will curse and yell, and some of us don’t feel comfortable or supported in doing anything more than staying quiet.
Regardless of what we do, we are often left feeling angry, humiliated, and scared.
We rarely feel empowered or like we had a choice on how to respond.
WHY THIS WEBINAR IS RELEVANT TO YOU
This interactive workshop is designed to change that feeling of powerlessness. The goal is for you to leave feeling like the next time someone harasses you, you have a choice – a choice that will empower you and possibly help create change in your community.
THIS WEBINAR WILL HELP YOU IDENTIFY:
- Why, contrary to popular belief, street harassment is a problem we all need to address;
- The strategies people use to cope with individual instances of harassment and some suggested individual responses;
- What way of responding you are most comfortable with;
- How to get involved in local community efforts to address street harassment.
And best of all, you’ll meet other people with shared similar experiences and feelings, and get support through our private online forum. After you take the action you identify during the workshop, you can keep in touch, share the results, and support others in the online community.
This workshop is led by Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS), a volunteer-run and led organization that aims to empower the DC Metro area to build a community free from public sexual harassment and assault. Presenters include:
- Chai Shenoy, Co-Founder and Executive Director, CASS
- Zosia Sztykowski, Director of Community Outreach and Events, CASS
- Sandra Kim, Founder and Editor, Everyday Feminism
- WHEN: Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 8 pm – 9:30 EST / 5 pm – 6:30 PST including time for feedback.
- WHERE: WebEx, an online conferencing software that shows a video of the speakers.
- FEE: $15
- HOW TO REGISTER: Click here to register.
- POTENTIAL TECH GLITCHES: As with anytime we use these new fangled softwares, there’s always a possibility of tech glitches. So if you’ve never used WebEx before on your computer, please make sure to join 15 minutes prior in order to make sure your computer has the programs needed to run WebEx properly. Please also make sure that you have strong, fast internet since video requires a good connection.