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On 4/5/14 all four of us at wearethefourthwave attended the NYC Anti-Street Harassment Rally in Washington Square Park! The event was hosted primarily by “HollaBack!”, and included fantastic performances and speeches from members of Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater NY, Girl Be Heard, Arab American Association of NY, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, and tons of other amazing organizations. We also gave out Zesty Zines (a riotgrrrl zine made by Emma, Anaïs and Skye)! At the end there were breakout groups which taught event attendees about self defense, bystander intervention, and empowerment, and then everyone was given chalk to cover the park in anti-harassment statements and other eye-catching phrases. The crowd and the chalk writing caught the attention of many passersby, who were extremely curious about and supportive of what we were doing. Such an empowering way to participate in Anti-Street Harassment Week! -Sylvie