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It’s been an amazing week! Our Good Night Out campaign launched on Friday 7th, so we worked from a variety of coffee-serving locations sending out press releases and talking to journalists. Susuana of Hollaback ULU (pictured) threw an awesome launch party with feminist DJs and giant heads.
Posters have been going up around in our launch supporter venues around the city and we already have some interest from more venues to get on board!
We were up bright and early on Saturday for the Million Women Rise march and rally, which was incredibly inspiring. On Sunday we gave a workshop at the brilliant Wowzers Festival, where, as with every time we run a workshop, we learnt something new about the diversity of ways that gender, race and sexuality intersect when it comes to street harassment.
It’s been great to see how positive the response to Good Night Out has been so far. Check out these stories in:
The Guardian (Sexual harassment is normal in clubs but are things about to change?)
Evening Standard (Reclaiming the streets from London’s leches – check it our in print too)
We also had words in Dazed Digital and The Quietus, Dj Mag, The Debrief, Resident Advisor, FACT Magazine , Mixmag, Wildtimes, The Ransom Note and Dalstonist, and more coming soon in Time Out and the NME.
The social media response has been amazing too:
Julia and myself (Bryony) have been running Hollaback London as volunteer activists (just like all the other Hollaback sites around the world) for almost four years, we receive no funding for this work and are always keen to hear of ideas to fundraise so we can continue doing it, so get in touch if you’d like to help support us.
If you’re a venue thats interested in becoming part of #goodnightout please email us first to find out how the process works: firstname.lastname@example.org
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