Filmmaker Charla Harlow and researcher/author Holly Kearl are teaming up to hold a discussion group on street harassment in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood on Saturday, July 13, hosted by the Brooklyn Movement Center. Area community members are welcome to attend to share their experiences and stories.
The discussion group is part of Stop Street Harassment‘s “Documenting Street Harassment in America” initiative that includes a 2,000-person, nationally representative survey and 10 discussion groups with different demographics across the country and it’s part of the Harlow Project‘s Anti-Street Harassment initiative.
The discussion group will be held on Saturday, July 13, 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. at the Brooklyn Movement Center, 375 Stuyvesant Ave, Brooklyn, NY. They will have two groups — one at 12 p.m. for anyone who wants to participate and another at 2 p.m. specifically for queer women of color. Light refreshments will be provided.
The session will be both tape recorded and then transcribed and videotaped, but to make it a safe space for participants to share their stories, they can have their names be anonymous if they would like.
More info about the study:
Read more about the SSH study. Holly hopes to complete the rest of the discussion groups this summer, conduct the survey in the fall, and release a report in early 2014. Read an article about one of the focus groups she conducted in South Dakota last summer. Contact Holly directly with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or Charla at email@example.com.