Hey, Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and on the Streets

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The Feminist Press at CUNY, Jan 1, 2011 - Social Science - 144 pages
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How to cope with sexual harassment in public schools and on the streets today.
 

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If you're looking for a book on how to talk to your preteen/teen girl about violence and harassment in school, this is not the book for you. If you're looking for a book on how one specific group ... Read full review

Contents

Developing the Coalition
Presenting the Research to the Coalition
Connecting with Students on the Issue
The NYCDOE Hearing
The Testimonies
Methodology
New York City Public Schools Findings
How to Stop Sexual Harassment
Myths about Sexual Harassment
Sexual Harassment Quiz
Sexual Harassment Survey
The Framework of GGE
GIRLS FOR GENDER EQUITY
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Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is an intergenerational, grassroots organization committed to the physical, psychological, social and economic development of girls and women. Through education, organizing and physical fitness, GGE encourages communities to remove barriers and create opportunities for girls and women to live self-determined lives. Despite minimal resources, GGE fights for urban girls, makes extraordinary contributions to the community and to the educational, economic and cultural life of New York City.

Joanne Smith, founder and executive director of Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), is a Haitian American social worker and unapologetic feminist born in New York City. Smith is an alumna of Hunter Graduate School of social work. She has been awarded many times over, including: the Union Square Award (2006); the Susan B. Anthony Award from NOW-NY (2008); a Rising Star Award from the Educational Equity Center (2008); the Extraordinary Woman Award presented by Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes (2009); and the Stonewall Women's Award from the Stonewall Democratic Club in recognition of her leadership and dedication to women’s and LGBTQ rights (2010). She has also been inducted in the New York City Hall of Fame.

Meghan Huppuch comes from a family of bold feminists and adventurers. She is a strong believer in young people's power to create change and has focused her energy on work that directly affects youth. Currently the director of community organizing at Girls for Gender Equity, in the past she has worked as a teaching assistant in a summer reading academy, artist's assistant for a community mural designed and painted by teens, a fundraiser for a local chapter of the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, and a programmer/representative for the Center for Multicultural Education and Programming at NYU, where she majored in social and cultural analysis. Originally from Ossining, NY, Huppuch resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Mandy Van Deven is a freelance writer, radical activist, and founder of the Feminist Review blog. Focusing on gender, sexuality, popular culture, and religion, her work has appeared in various online and print media, including AlterNet, Bitch, ColorLines, Marie Claire, and The Women’s International Perspective. Van Deven worked for over ten years as a grassroots organizer in New York and Atlanta. She currently lives in Calcutta, India.

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