As the rally started up at 1pm, the supporters came out. rocked some amazing signs, including "person not object" and, our favorite, "Girls just wanna have fun-damental human rights"
At the start of the rally, Hollaback! unveiled Hiss!, the giant inflatable cat against catcalls! Hiss! will be set up in high street harassment areas around the city as part of an art campaign by Hollaback! to raise awareness of street harassment and increase bystander intervention.
Speakers came from organizations all over NYC to raise their voices against street harassment. As they spoke, supporters live-tweeted from the audience, using to join in. La Roka emceed the event
Speakers such as Jerin of , Francesca from and of discussed the intersections of identity, violence, and street harassment and called for bystanders to stand up!
Many speakers let the audience know that they had their backs: including a message of support from , a promise to have 20 derby girls behind you from , and an interactive supportive dance performance from
Applied Theater Collective and created AMAZING anti-street harassment performances and spoken word.
The rally also focused on bystander intervention and creating safe spaces, with discussions on the 4 D's of bystander intervention from and workshops on male allies with Joe from