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April 7-13 is the second annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week, and to mark the occasion, we are holding a CHALK WALK!
Chalk walks are a super easy, inexpensive way to rally our Des Moines community to take a stance against street harassment. All it takes is some sidewalk chalk, anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours of your time, and some great energy!
WHAT IS A CHALK WALK?
Chalk Walk is your way to Hollaback!, your chance to turn the tables. Chalk Walk is us reclaiming the street, proclaiming our freedom, healing ourselves, and telling the the world, “I have the right to be here. To be me. To walk wherever, whenever, however I please.” We will literally use sidewalk chalk to reclaim our streets, by writing messages about our right to be there and to walk safely, without harassment. (See http://wechalkwalk.tumblr.com/ for examples!) We choose chalk because it isn’t damaging, doesn’t cost us much money, and
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
There are two ways to participate – choose one or both!
Please spread the word – come as you are and/or send in your own photos! United we Chalk Walk against street harassment, sexism, racism, homophobia and gender-based violence. We share the streets and we’re all in this together!
For more information, visit http://www.meetusonthestreet.org/
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