WOMEN ON THE MOVE

Thank you Cleveland, Boston, San Pedro and Los Angeles.

Special thanks to all of our Kickstarter supporters!

WOMEN ON THE MOVE, Los Angeles City Hall
WOMEN ON THE MOVE Resource Center

WOMEN ON THE MOVE transforms a 26-foot truck into a mobile billboard and resource center to address sexual assault, harassment and domestic violence. Our current emphasis is on:

  • The particular challenges faced by women whose experiences are the most marginalized: those who often fear reporting due to retaliation, fraught relationships with law enforcement, stigma or fear of detention and deportation.

  • The link between domestic violence and gun violence, shining a spotlight on women who are often forgotten – those shot and killed by intimate partner violence. In fact, it isn’t strangers, friends or acquaintances who pose the biggest threat to women – it’s those they date, marry or partner with.

 

  • The past and present mistakes of white-centered feminism by insisting that fortifying the movement means centering the voices of those consistently dismissed or left out of the conversation -- women of color.

TV Boston
WATCH News Coverage on NECN from our visit to Boston
Video by Han Sung Lim, The Tufts Daily - The independent student newspaper of Tufts University
Distributing posters and postcards, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Sia Nyorkor, Cleveland 19 News, reporting on WOMEN ON THE MOVE

WOMEN ON THE MOVE expands beyond the confines of traditional classrooms and museums to connect with those affected by sexual assault and domestic violence in neighborhoods that lack resources and therefore cannot easily avail themselves of workshops and contemporary art of this kind. We interrupt the visual landscape, traversing each city before stopping at shopping malls, schools, parks and other public spaces where people congregate. In each location, we’ll create public "pop-up" events including street interventions, workshops and video screenings. 

Participants have access to an artist-designed resource center equipped with video, oral histories, educational information and artwork. In addition to workshops and “pop-up” events, volunteers will engage people in conversation and answer questions about the issues. Free  artist-designed posters will be distributed.

Now is the time to resist! As we saw in the 2018 Kavanaugh hearings, the gravity of sexual assault, harassment and domestic violence continues to be dismissed. 

Watch news coverage.
WOMEN ON THE MOVE and the Cosby verdict.
News Coverage of WOMEN ON THE MOVE by Sia Nyorkor, Channel 19, Cleveland, on the day of the Cosby verdict.

 

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AFFECTS EVERY DEMOGRAPHIC

  • Did you know that Black women are often reluctant to report domestic violence due to their fraught relationship with law enforcement?

  • Did you know that undocumented immigrant victims of sexual assault must weigh seeking help against deportation?

  • Did you know that 44% of lesbians and 61% of bisexual women experience domestic violence or sexual assaults?

  • Did you know that transgender people face alarming rates of sexual violence?

  • Did you know that 1 in 71 men in the United States has been raped in their lifetime?

Celebrating the kick-off of WOMEN ON THE MOVE
Out and about in Boston, MA
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Right: detail of billboard
Below: detail of billboard
Right: postcard front
Below: postcard back
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Backside billboard
and postcard
Victim Blaming poster 
Look Beyond Whiteness poster

PRESS WOMEN ON THE MOVE

The Advocate, "A Taco Truck on Every Corner, and Now This," Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond, June 15, 2017.

Truthout, "Homeland Insecurity: Jews and Muslims United Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault," Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond, May 17, 2017.

Ms.Magazine, "Grab This, Donald,"Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond, May 1, 2017.

Feminist Magazine, KPFK Radio, "Woman’s Building/ Quetzal Gets Down/ LOUDER THAN WORDS," Radio Interview with Neda Moridpour and S.A. Bachman about WOMEN ON THE MOVE, May 2nd 2017.

Counterpunch, “Women on the Move: Can Three Women and a Truck Quell the Tide of Sexual Violence and Domestic Abuse?,” Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond, April 26, 2017.

The early stages of this project were in collaboration with the #NOTGUILTY Campaign and Ione Wells. 

Special thanks to Gary at Go Graphics, Los Angeles and Sia Nyorker for her ongoing support.

Thank you to our kickstarter finders, your names will be posted on the site.