Empowering Women Bikers Against Street Harassment!
Brought to you by CASS and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s (WABA) Women & Bicycles group
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
6:30pm to 9:00pm
MLK Jr. Library, 901 G St NW, Washington, DC 20001
If you’re woman-identifying in DC, you’re probably familiar with the behaviors that qualify as street harassment — lewd gestures, sexual comments, following and unwanted touching, ranging from the humiliating to more threatening.
Avoiding this kind of behavior and staying safe can be an unacknowledged reason that many of us hop in the saddle to become urban cyclists. Still, as empowering and fun as cycling can be, it comes with a unique set of harassment-related challenges that can be just as frustrating or scary as the stuff that happens when we’re on foot.
This workshop will introduce prevention and empowerment strategies that can be used by people who experience sexual harassment in public, both on and off bicycles. We’ll give you some tools to respond assertively to harassers and to be active bystanders when you observe others being harassed. We’ll also discuss ideas for mobilizing your friends, family, and community to change the culture and end public sexual harassment and assault.
Want to know more? Check out photos from our last anti-street harassment workshop with Washington Area Bicyclist Association‘s (WABA), including coverage of the workshop by The Washington Post (!) and read our testimonials!
Please arrive 15 minutes early, our capacity is limited and we’ve prepared a lot of valuable information and interactive learning. Want to bring CASS in to train your group? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTOS: Our Anti-Street Harassment Workshop on Women & Biking!
CASS Reclaims the Streets with the 19th Amendment Alleycat!
We Asked, You Told: Your Stories of Street Harassment While Biking