Blog | December 2, 2015

First-Ever Street Harassment Hearing at D.C. Council to Share Resident Stories, Explore Solutions - Office of Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau

Hearing requested by Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau

IMG_5319_-_Copy_(313x470).jpgWASHINGTON – In a first for the D.C. Council, a hearing tomorrow will focus on street harassment in the District and provide an opportunity for residents to share their stories and discuss possible solutions. The hearing, requested by Ward 1 D.C. Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau and co-convened by the Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on Housing and Community Development, is the first Council hearing dedicated solely to the subject. 

The hearing will be held tomorrow, Thursday, December 3 at 10am in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building and will stream online at http://dccouncil.us/videos.

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.

WHAT: Joint Public Roundtable on Street Harassment in the District of Columbia, co-convened by the Committee on the Judiciary and Committee on Housing and Community Development
WHERE: Room 500, John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 2015, 10 a.m.
ONLINE STREAMING: Video of the hearing will stream live at http://dccouncil.us/videos

PRESS CONTACT: Tom Fazzini, tfazzini@dccouncil.us, (202) 724-8180 (office), (202) 262-8998 (cell)

About Ward 1 Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau

In her many years of service to the community, Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau (D-Ward 1) has brought perspectives from a career that spans the non-profit, public and private sectors. She is committed to strengthening our schools, increasing affordable housing and promoting government transparency and the highest ethical standards. Prior to joining the Council, she was a strategic advisor to faith-based, Democratic and environmental non-profits, and is a former ANC. Follow her on Twitter @brianneknadeau or at Facebook.com/brianneknadeau.