Hollaback! Pledge


We at Baltimore Hackerspace are proud to have signed the Hollaback! Baltimore Safer Space Pledge. We share their vision: a world where street harassment is not tolerated and where we all enjoy equal access to public spaces.

Harassment is an international issue for most women around the world, with 90% of women reporting that they have been sexually harassed at some point in their lives. Signing and upholding this pledge is our small contribution to help combat this epidemic.

After meeting with Hollaback! Bmore, our staff is ready for any situation; we are trained to remove anyone who is harassing women or members of the LGBTQIA communities in our [space/venue/shop/etc]. This includes leering, rude comments, touching, and any other behavior that makes you feel uncomfortable. Please notify our staff immediately of any issues you encounter. We will be happy deal to deal with the situation.

If you would like to report a problem confidentially, please contact us at confidential@baltimorehackerspace.com

E-mails sent to confidential@baltimorehackerspace.com are currently viewable by the following members:

  • Jeremy Ashinghurst
  • Paul King
  • David Powell

If you would like to learn more about Hollaback! Baltimore, the Safer Space Campaign, or actions you can take to help end street harassment, visit their website at: Bmore.iHollaback.org

Our Pledge

  • Post the “Safer Space” poster provided by Hollaback! Baltimore in a prominent place for all employees/staff/volunteers and attendees/customers to see
  • Take complaints of harassment, discrimination, and violence against customers or staff seriously
  • Remove any offending parties from our space
  • Ensure our staff, particularly those responsible for security, are aware of our policies
  • Use the resources given to us by Hollaback! Baltimore to better understand the issues at hand as well as the best methods for dealing with them
  • Inform victims of their right to share their story publicly and anonymously on Hollaback! (via the website or free phone app) by handing out informational postcards

-Baltimore Hackerspace

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