Not only is Washington, D.C. poised to become the first U.S. city with a taskforce on street harassment and the first American transit system to issue a specific survey to riders just on sexual harassment (the results will be released in April), but now they are the first U.S. city to have a grant for an art project on street harassment!
This week the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Vision Zero Initiative, and Age-Friendly DC partnered to issue a call to DC artists and designers to propose a “Zero Street Harassment Project.” The project budget is $41,000, and submissions are due by April 28, 2016, at 5 p.m.
Earlier this month, SSH and Collective Action for Safe Spaces met with staff to educate them about street harassment. CASS will be applying for the grant, but as SSH is not, I helped review the call for proposals and will serve on the committee to review the proposals.
This is so exciting!!! Here is the full grant information.
Way to go Washington, D.C.!!Share on Facebook