Mark your calendars! We’ve got three exciting HBDC! events you won’t want to miss.
This Saturday, March 27th: We’ll be presenting a workshop at Visions in Feminism
What: Everyday, strangers sexually harass women and LGTBQ individuals on the streets and in pubic spaces of the DC metro area. This type of harassment, often termed street harassment, can lead to more serious crimes like sexual assault, stalking, or cyber-harassment and limits individuals’ access to public spaces. When seeking help with the police or public transit authorities, claims of harassment or assault are often overlooked and belittled as “not a serious crime.” This workshop will create a space for attendees to define public sexual harassment, share tools that have worked to engage state actors (and perpetrators), and develop creative community solutions to address this problem.
Where: American University Ward Building
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Sunday, April 11th: Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority, Inc, Unidad Latina, and HBDC! present a screening of Dreamworlds 3: Sex, Desire, and Power in Music Video
What: Dreamworlds 3 is a thought-provoking documentary that questions femininity, masculinity, and sexuality in American society as defined in music videos. Writer, editor, and narrator Sut Jhally examines music videos in a wide range of genres to address the influences on today’s popular culture. This documentary screening is free and open to the public.
When: 8:00 PM
Where: Busboys and Poets – Shirlington, 4251 South Campbell Ave
Thursday April 29th: Holla Back DC! speak out against public sexual harassment and fundraiser for the mural project.
What: In honor the HBDC! blog turning one, we are hosting a speak out against public sexual harassment. If you are interested in doing spoken word or reading a poem about gender-based violence, please email us a firstname.lastname@example.org. More details to come over the next few weeks! There will be a suggested donation, which will go towards the HBDC!/CHARTS mural project.
Where: The basement of Cafe Collage (our favorite neighborhood hangout)