Posts Tagged ‘activism’

D.C.’s Street Harassment Confrontation Gap

Five years ago, Emily May started up Holla Back New York City as a "little blog" for friends to share their experiences with sexual harassment on the streets of New York. Back then, May was hard-pressed to find who agreed that those "hey babies" and "nice asses" constituted a legitimate form of harassment. "I was [...]

AIDS Activists: Arrest “Went Smoothly”

This morning, 26 national AIDS protesters were arrested under the Capitol building's rotunda. At least four of the parties charged with "unlawful assembly and disorderly conduct" hail from the District's own activist community.
At 10 a.m., the protesters convened in the building, chained themselves together with a white chain, and demanded that Congress recognize the need [...]