If we have enough people testifying, possible outcomes could be:
- Council Member Muriel Bowser (who is overseeing the hearing and is from Ward 4) will be aware of the issue and could even propose legislation to help prevent sexual harassment on Metro.
- Council Member Bowser could question the Director of Metro to find out why our concerns have not been addressed.
- The Director of Metro could be more likely to address our concerns and take actions we recommend such as providing training for employees.
We are looking for people:
1) Willing to share a story or stories about sexual harassment on metro trains and buses,
2) Who can talk about sexual harassment they’ve witnessed,
3) Who can be part of the audience to help fill the room.
Testimonies are only 3 minutes long (about a page and a half). If you want to learn more about writing and presenting compelling testimony or want feedback on a draft, we will hold an optional training on Saturday, Feb. 18, 1-3 p.m. at the Southeast Library
(across the from Eastern Market metro station). Susie Cambria
will lead the training.
If you’re interested in providing testimony or helping to fill the room, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by February 17, and please share this announcement, especially with people in Ward 4 as that’s Council Member Bowser’s Ward and she’s up for re-election.
Have you been wanting get involved with Collective Action for Safe Spaces?
Then attend our first info session meetup on February 4th!
Where: Bread Brew (bonus: Bread and Brew is donating 10% of the proceeds to CASS!)
What: Find out how you can get involved with us to make DC a safer place for all!
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to email@example.com.
We look forward to meeting you!
Through online activism, public advocacy and education, and community building, we work hard to make the streets of DC safe for everyone.
Tomorrow night, January 21st, local bands Miyazaki, Ra Ra Rasputin, and supergroup Volta Bureau will help us raise awareness and funds for some of our programming at an all-ages benefit concert at St. Stephens run by Positive Force. The bands have spoken out in a series of PSA videos for TVD, and we hope you join them in solidarity tomorrow night!
Ra Ra Rasputin
Find out more about these incredible local bands on The Vinyl District!
We are super excited to be one of the co-sponsors for Meet Us on the Street: International Anti-Street Harassment Week, which is a program of Stop Street Harassment.
During the third week of March (March 18-24), all the amazing and activists working to hard to fight street harassment and individuals around the world will join forces to collectively raise awareness about street harassment.
In 2011, we collaborated with Holly from Stop Street Harassment to organize community safety audits in honor of the first ever, Anti-Street Harassment day. This year, we are once again joining forces along side of Stop Street Harassment as well as a number of other organizations and individuals to raise awareness about this global epidemic and discuss solutions.
We’ll keep you posted as details become available.
See you on the streets!
*** To participate: go about your daily life as always, but use our PDF log book to record any street harassment you see or experience ***
Turning it in:
We’ll host a happy hour on Oct. 3 (The Big Hunt
, 1345 Connecticut Ave, DC) and you can turn in your log book then, or turn it in by mail, email, or an online form (see details here
Thank you for participating and encouraging others to participate. Your feedback will be very valuable to us as we continue to collect data on street harassment in the Washington, DC area!