April 19 – Yo Shorty!! Open Mic against Street Harassment

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Yo Shorty!: Open Mic against Street Harassment

Jani Rose in collaboration with Wordat4F will host an open discussion and open mic to advocate for the safety of women and girls in public spaces by educating bystanders and empowering women through storytelling and poetry.

Around the world, most women and many LGBTQ individuals face street harassment. The problems for women begin early: a 2008 study found that nearly 25 percent of twelve-year-old girls face street harassment. International Anti-Street Harassment Week coincides with Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the U.S. as it encourages people to speak out about harassment and see the connection between harassment on the street and sexual assault.

For more resources about street harassment: stopstreetharassment.org.

Yo Shorty!: Open Mic against Street Harassment
Sunday, April 19, 2015
3-6PM
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria.
2
113 Amsterdam ave, (at 165 st)
New York, NY

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