I NEVER ASK FOR IT: Blank Noise Street Action - Calling all Action Heroes
Action Hero n. a woman who has dealt with street sexual harassment by confronting it. Her final response might have been to choose to ignore the harassment, but she will have chosen to do so, not failed to notice it.
And you can be an Action Hero by participating in our all-India street intervention 'I Never Ask For It', on 8 March 2008 in your city between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The Blank Noise street action challenges you to be an Action Hero. Participants are requested to come wearing a garment they wore when they were sexually harassed. By doing so, they are actively taking a stand that reads 'I never ask for it'. The only other requirement is - be yourself.
Public safety is every citizen's concern, and men are welcome too.
Location per city will be shared on the blog shortly. Sign up at email@example.com with your city name mentioned in the subject line!
Locations and confirmations per city-
BLANK NOISE BHUBANESHWAR ACTION HEROES:
Sunita Aravind, Priya Abraham, Sulagna Mohanty and Dharitri Satpathy
Lucknow: The group meets at 5.30 in front of Barista, Hazratganj.
BLANK NOISE LUCKNOW ACTION HEROES:
Snigdha Mishra, Damini Bajaj, Athar Beg, Shalini Cahuhan, Priyanka Arora, Anshna Chaudhary, Varun Ahuja, Siddharth Sinha, Aadil Rashid, Swati Meetu Agarwal, Anju Bajpai, Mamta Singh, Shalini Verma, Ankita Mukherjee, Shraddha Singh
Hyderabad: The group meets at 4 pm, at Eat Street. The meeting works towards the planned action starting at 5 30 pm.
BLANK NOISE HYDERABAD ACTION HEROES.
Sandeep Malireddy, Pavan Soni, Saurabh Goyal, Tripthi, Ritesh Shah, Abhinav Saxena, Shruti Sharma, Sharath, Mythili, Tina, Shruthi Raju, Nanditi Goud, Kalyan Muvvala, Jaya Krishna, +
Mumbai: The group meets at 4 :45 pm. Barista. Bandstand
BLANK NOISE MUMBAI ACTION HEROES
Ritika Ahuja, Nisha, Nishant , Shiraz ,Abhishek Ray,Aparna,Pawan Sony, Aditi Kulkarni, Chinmayee Manjunath, Chandok, Sanjana, Varsha, Aditi, Ashik, Suniti, Arundhati V, Christine Delima, Sangeeta Chatterjee, Shraddha C, Pallavi Supriya, Nishant Thakur, Nihar Panda, Mansha Singh, Dheeraj , Loveleen, Ruby Tirkey, Neha Prakash, Manisha Lal, Smita Pendharkar, Sandeep Kodali, Febna Rahim,Aditi Dixit, Tarak Majumdar, Karma, Lily, Kim, Sanjay Baitha, Dheeraj, Chandni Khundeja, Mannat Chandel, Natalie Bui, Yashodra Pradhan, Kadambini D, Nicole Fambo, Gargi Sen, Manisha Lath, Neha Dhingra, Natasha Koshy, Anuja Kastia, Sashwati Mishra, Rozana Majumdar, Varun Ramachandruni, Sraddha Chikerur, Andrea Lee Wright,Neha Kagal
Kolkata: The group meets at 4. 30 pm. New Market./ NEW EMPIRE SIDE.
BLANK NOISE KOLKATA ACTION HEROES
Dana Roy, Purba Sarkar, Saptarshi Chakrabarty, Poorna Banerjee, Sunayana Roy, Vicky, Bhablet, Anuj Dasguptra, Bimbabati, Dia Ghosh, Dibyajyoti, Madura, Shuktara Lal, Abir Das, Andy Lahiri, Shreya Mukherjee, Aratrika, Chandrima, Dhruva Chakrabarty, Himadri, Poushali , Trina, Suchismita Dasgupta , Soumyadeep Mazumdar, Shonai Dasgupta, Romila Saha, Arpan Chakrabarty, Rohini Chaki, Poushali Chatterjee, Orko Chakrabarty, Koushiki , Insiya Poonawala+
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BLANK NOISE PATNA ACTION HEROES:
Kiran K +
BLANK NOISE SURAT ACTION HEROES:
Delhi: Sarojini Nagar Market 4 30 pm- we are meeting by the sabzi mandi/ vegetable vendors- where ceramic mugs are sold.
BLANK NOISE DELHI ACTION HEROES:
Annie Zaidi, Abhishek Baxi, Pooja Saxena, Ambika, Saeda, Sidharth Wadhwa, Jenelle Eli, Ankit, Namit Sarin, Sharad Kapoor, Harneet Bhatia, Ritambhara Mehta, Chandrashekhar Bhattacharya, Megha Mahindru, Jasmeen Patheja, Indulekha Aravind, Laurette Syiem, Ritika Chopra, Aienla, Ankit, Siddarth Wadhwa, Pranoy, Reva, +
Bangalore: Group meets at 4 45 at Java City, Church street.
BLANK NOISE BANGALORE ACTION HEROES:
Hemangini Gupta, Weiting Xu, Payal Dhar, Swatilekha Mohanty, Payal Kamat, Suman S, Nazia Masood, Ratna Apnender, Saloni, Alka, Soumya C +
confirm on facebook:
For the benefit of those of us who cannot attend these events because we are not in any of the above cities, can you please describe to us what happened at each meeting, once these events get over? Might I also suggest that you alert the local and/or national media about these events?
Also, how about expanding your definition of "Action Hero" to include those men who choose/have chosen to confront eve-teasing instead of remaining as mute spectators? I am curious to know if you actually found such a man in your experience.
A great work !
Can somebody post a summary of the actions on March 8? I am eager to know.
yes yes! i have just returned to stable internet connection. people are sending in details from their cities! coming up in just a bit!
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