On Sunday, Collective Action for Safe Spaces took to the streets — or at least the Circle — to help kick off the Second Annual Meet Us On The Street: International Anti-Street Harassment Week (April 7-13). Joined by Stop Street Harassment, FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture (which rallied lots of participation for its new photo project on consent), the DC Rape Crisis Center and fellow community activists, CASS led a sidewalk chalking event to spread anti-street harassment messages across DC’s Dupont Circle!
Colorful chalk with phrases like “My name is not ‘Hey Baby,'” “Street harassment is not a compliment,” “My body is NOT public space,” and “I deserve safe streets” can be found all over the Dupont Circle area. From passerbys to those enjoying the beautiful day, we received TONS of positive feedback and engaged in great conversations about preventing street harassment.
>>Tweet us your photos if you come across our chalkings (or our other street art, for that matter)! @safespacesDC