Upcoming Hearing on Street Harassment
Posted on November 30, 2015 at 6:41 PM
In a first for the D.C. Council, a hearing this week will focus on street harassment in the District and provide an opportunity for residents to share their stories and discuss possible solutions. I have worked hard to advocate for this hearing and I invite residents to testify.
Joint Public Roundtable on Street Harassment in the District of Columbia
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 10 a.m.
Room 500, John A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Anyone wishing to testify at the roundtable should contact Kate Mitchell, Judiciary Committee Director, at (202) 727-8275, or via e-mail at email@example.com, and provide their name, telephone number, organizational affiliation, and title (if any) as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, many residents in the District have experienced some form of street harassment, which can include vulgar remarks, heckling, insults, innuendo, stalking, leering, fondling, indecent exposure, and other forms of public humiliation, often focused on the individual’s perceived gender, gender identity, race or ethnicity, or disability.
Street harassment impairs the ability of District residents to move freely and safely and contributes to a broader culture of violence. The roundtable will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to identify additional steps that could be taken to better understand and address the issue.
If you can't be there in person, you can always follow the hearing online. It will stream live at http://dccouncil.us/videos and will be archived online.