An Activist’s ABCs

In case you hadn’t heard, last week Hollaback Vegas held a very special event called An Activist’s ABCs. This free, 3-day feminist camp was opened up to young activists age 15 to 20 interested in volunteering with Hollaback Vegas (and by extension, The Rape Crisis Center). We were so excited to have 6 new people join our team!

 

The event was graciously hosted by The Writer’s Block, an independent local bookstore, in their amazing Codex space. We had a bunch of amazing guest presenters from the folks at the Las Vegas Zine Library  and Planned Parenthood, to local public speakers and writers. Here are just a few of the things our attendees learned and did:

  • Zine making
  • The connection between rape culture and the beauty standard
  • activist poetry
  • the personal essay
  • public speaking
  • patch & sticker making
  • active bystander intervention

Click here to see photos of these amazing sessions and more!

An Activist’s ABCs was so much fun and we learned so many new things, but the very best part was getting to know our newest team members. We are so excited for the coming year working together. Stay tuned here on the Hollaback Vegas blog or visit us on Facebook or Twitter and be the first to hear about all of the cool projects we have coming up – there will be lots of ways to join the movement this year!

Couldn’t make it to An Activist’s ABCs? That’s okay! You can still join the Hollaback Vegas team. If you’re between the ages of 15 and 20 and you’d like to get your feminist activism on, email us at [email protected] to find out when our next meeting is!

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