The Window Sex Project
Virtual Community Workshop
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6PM
Join SLMDances as we reflect on 10 years of organizing community workshops to respond to gender-based street harassment in New York City.
In this special virtual community workshop co-hosted with Black Dance Change Makers and as a part of International Anti-Street Harassment Week 2021, we invite all who experience gender-based harassment in public spaces for an evening of movement, storytelling, and discussion. We will consider the importance of centering the body and movement in the resistance, and reflect on how public discourse has evolved since we began this work in 2011.
6PM Virtual Community Workshop
Open to Women, Femmes, and all who experience gender-based street harassment, 18+ (learn why)
Using movement and storytelling, this brief workshop invites participants to respond to street harassment with their bodies.
Come ready to dance!
7:30PM Screening + Discussion
Open to All Genders, 18+
You are invited to a screening of SLMDances' The Window Sex Project performance work and to engage in a community discussion about street harassment.
SLMDances interacts with the crowd at the 2014 International Anti Street Harassment Week Rally in Washington Square Park, New York City.
Celebrate your body.
Use your voice and movement to respond to street harassment.
Fellowship with your community.
About The Window Sex Project
The Window Sex Project (TWSP) is ongoing community engaged work that SLMDances began in commitment to providing liberated spaces for young adult folks who experience gender-based street harassment to voice their concerns, find agency, community support and take action in response to the violence against their bodies in public space. Since 2011, we have facilitated workshops in community partnership with Hollaback!, Stop Street Harassment, Girls for Gender Equity, Barnard Center for Research on Women, One Life Wellness, Five Boro Story Project, Sixth Street Wellness, Honey & Chi, and have conducted workshops at Harlem School of the Arts, Grosvenor YMCA, Barnard College, Brooklyn YWCA, Black Girl Project Sisterhood Summit, Center for Anti Violence Education, I, Too Arts Collective // Langston Hughes House, and more.
In our history of doing this work, funding for The Community Workshops have been made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). LMCC serves, connects and makes space for artists and community. SLMDances has received additional resources and support from Barnard Center for Research on Women, The Gothe Family, and Gibney's ICAT Community.