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July 17, 2017

Anon’s Story: “Eugh!”

I was connecting to my last bus one night when the man next to me pulled out his penis and began masturbating. I jumped up, yelling 'What the hell are you doing?' and went to stand outside the bus shelter. Ick.
Virginia Park
July 8, 2017

Anon’s Story: “Yelling Random Noises”

My roommate and I were getting some take out. As we get out of the car, two men in the backseat of a van started yelling random noises at us. Then one of them yelled, "Woooo, white people!" To which I accurately yelled back, "I'm not white, dumbass."
May 28, 2017

Anon’s Story: “I Got a Wife…

My sister and I were walking to the liquor store by her house. After a lovely exchange with a male employee who was helping us pick out something to drink, we go to check out. While we are interacting with the cashier and figuring out who owes how much, a man behind us starts to get upset. Apparently he had been trying to talk to us by repeatedly saying, "How…


Bystander Intervention

Hollaback! Detroit is now offering in-person Bystander Intervention Trainings for local groups and organizations. Trainings can be tailored for groups of 10-40 people and to last 1, 1.5, or 2 hours. We will cover what our organization is, what harassment is, and how to execute the 4 Ds of bystander intervention: direct, distract, delegate, and … Continued

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