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Come take part in International Anti-Street Harassment week with us! We’re hosting a free, bilingual workshop on bystander intervention and we’d love to see you there.
When: Thursday, April 11th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Where: Simone de Beauvoir Institute (2170 Bishop)
The mainstream media has shamefully perpetuated rape culture and victim blaming in their coverage of the Steubenville verdict. Feminist fury!!! However, we like what these authors have to say in the links provided below.
Excellent article responding to the recent Steubenville verdict from Mia McKenzie of Black Girl Dangerous: http://blackgirldangerous.org/new-blog/2013/3/17/1g5wckiks8gpa0iahe4zc46go4awsu
…and one listing ways to educate men not to rape from Zerlina Maxwell of Ebony: http://www.ebony.com/news-views/5-ways-we-can-teach-men-not-to-rape-456/2#axzz2NvWjM7Ao
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Sorry for any confusion: we are not the organizers of either of the women’s day events we posted about today; we’re just trying to help spread the word about cool feminist happenings in town! All credit goes to those responsible (Femmes de diverses origines and Cinema Politica, respectively.)
Come out on Friday (International Women’s Day!) to catch Cinema Politica’s screening of the documentary film “Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada”. Description from the Cinema Politica site: “A sweeping, invigorating and disconcerting doc on the state of feminism, the herstory of the women’s movement, & the status of women in Canada.” Sounds interesting! You can watch the trailer online at the link posted below, and come see the film on Friday March 8th, at 19h00 at Concordia (1455 de Maisonneuve West, Rm H-110.) See you there!
Check out this great article by fellow Hollaback-er Jodie Layne!!
“The key to bystander intervention is twofold: courage and safety. Ensuring the physical safety of yourself and the harasser is paramount. Use your judgement to figure out if there is an opportunity for the harasser to cause harm and if a verbal intervention will aggravate the situation. It’s true that safety is found in numbers, so having other people around is always an asset. Then, it’s all courage and confidence. You will be amazed at the effect your vocalization against harassment will have on the victim, the harasser, and other bystanders.”
Hey Montrealers! As part of the Arab World Film Festival Of Montreal, Cinéma du Parc will be screening Cairo 678 this Saturday, at 7pm. Cairo 678 tells the story of three Egyptian women of different social classes who face street harassement on a daily basis and unite in their struggle. We’ve heard great things about this film, and hope to see you there! Watch the trailer here:
Hey folks, just wanted to let you know that International Anti-Street Harassment week is starting Sunday March 18! In honor of this week, we are going to be hosting a free event in the Montreal area and you are all invited to come! Hope to see you there!
–Nadia (from the Hollaback Montreal Team)
Thursday, March 22: 19h00 – 20h30
FILM SCREENING AND OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION: “War Zone” and ‘Walking Home”
Are you tired of being hooted at, gawked at, touched, or otherwise harassed as you walk down the street or in the metro?? WELL THIS IS THE PLACE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE CAN DO TO TAKE BACK THE STREETS!
In honour of International Anti-Street Harassment Week, Hollaback Montreal is organizing a screening of the documentary film “War Zone,” which shows what happened when the director, Maggie Hadleigh-West, took to the streets with her handheld video camera and turned it on the men who whistle, jeer, and otherwise accost her. This will be preceded by several short films which also address the subject of street harassment. The film screening will be followed by an open and critical discussion about the realities of street harassment in Montreal.
For more information, visit the event’s Facebook Page.