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Hollaback London have been invited back for a second year to take part in Queen Mary University’s amazing feminist festival, Festival 51. We will be delivering a workshop on the evening of Tuesday March 19th between 7 and 8PM at Room 2, Students’ Union Hub 329 Mile End Road London, E1 4NT The event is open to all, and the reception desk at the SU Hub will be able to direct you upon arrival. This will be a relaxed, informal event intended to generate some discussion around street harassment, offer ideas about what we can all do to tackle the issues, and how to get involved in the growing global anti-street harassment movement. There are more details to be found here and check out the poster below for all the other amazing events happening as part of Festival 51. We hope to see some of you there!
The second issue of our journal ‘Langdon Olgar’ is out now! For more information look here. To buy a copy go here. We accept submissions on an on-going basis, please send contributions for future issues to firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Monday, saw 300 women, and one very brave small child take to the cold, windy streets of Cambridge to participate in the city’s own version of the nation-wide anti-rape march Reclaim the Night. HollabackLDN’s Julia went up to give a talk at King’s Chapel where the women, joined by the men’s solidarity march wound up and reflected on the progress made, and the fight we still need to fight.
The UK incarnation of Reclaim the Night first came into existence when, during the sex attacks by the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ Peter Sutcliffe in and around Leeds in 1977, the police response-issued only after the first non sex-worker victim was claimed-was to implement a curfew for women to ‘keep them safe’. Women took to the streets to fight for their right to walk their own streets and challenge the still accepted social construct which posits that women are responsible for not getting themselves raped, as oppose to men are responsible for not raping. Thirty-five years later, little has changed but we are still making our voices heard.
Read this great article on the event by Lauren Steele for the Cambridge Students paper here
After a little hiatus we are finally putting out the second issue of our journal ‘Langdon Olgar’ It’s looking really great and we are very excited about it. It features writing from among others, Tavi Gevinson, Judy Berman, and Jes Skolnik, and art work from Barbara Hammer !!!!
It’s being lovingly risograph printed as I type these very words at in a very glam orange and teal combo, and will be elastic band-bound. Pre-order your very own copy from us here.