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Midtown
March 6, 2017

Brea’s Story: “Sexy Cute”

I went to the Bronx Bar in midtown with a few coworkers for a couple drinks and to play some pool after a long shift. It was after everyone was winding down and I was sitting at the bar with one of my female coworkers having a conversation when some man decided it would be a good idea to interject his body between us while we were talking. We immediately…
Hamtramck
January 29, 2017

Jordan’s Story: “Hey Ladies!”

As I walked a friend to her parked car across the street from a neighborhood bar around midnight, a group of 3 young men walking in our direction began to call out to us "Hey! Hey Ladies!" Ignoring the men, my friend and I rolled our eyes about the calls and quickly finished our goodbyes. My friend closed her car door and I hurried back across the street to the…
Galax
December 28, 2016

Brandon’s Story: “Keep your effing head…

I was at the McDonald's on Woodward next to Hopcat. A young lady got in line and was looking down at her phone. Even though she never looked up she felt the presence of someone looking over her shoulder at her phone. I watched an employee steadily make her more and more uncomfortable until she put her phone down. He still didn't stop glancing at her. I saw her body…

News

Active Bystanders: The Four Ds

Looking for ways to safely intervene when you witness harassment? Try one of the Four Ds:   DIRECT INTERVENTION: If it is safe to do so, confront the harasser and let them know that what they are doing is wrong. DISTRACT: Go up to the person being targeted and ask for the time or for … Continued

Open Meeting on Dec 10

Come on out to the Community Room at Whole Foods Detroit on Saturday, December 10, from 11 am – 1 pm! Hollaback! Detroit will be hosting an open meeting to update you on what we’ve been up to and how you can help. We’ll also have tips for bystander intervention, space to share your stories, and snacks.   … Continued

Free Anti-Harassment Stickers

In light of the election results and subsequent uptick in hate-based attacks, it’s now more important than ever to get our anti-harassment message out there.   If you’d like Hollaback! Detroit to mail you free anti-harassment stickers, just complete the Google form below. All we ask in return is that you place them in a … Continued