Whether it’s a racist comment or an intimidating look, harassment violates our shared right to safety in public space. That right isn’t something we can take for granted—we all play a role in protecting each other from harassment and making public space safe for everyone.

A common barrier people face in intervening when they see harassment is simply not knowing what to do. That’s why CUP, Hollaback!, and designer Leah Garlock teamed up to create Show Up, a pocket-sized guide to bystander intervention. Show Up breaks bystander intervention down into easy-to-remember actions anyone can take, drawing from the curriculum Hollaback! has used to train over XXX bystanders all over the world.  

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Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment. We work together to understand the problem, ignite public conversations, and develop innovative strategies that ensure equal access to public spaces. 

Leah Garlock is a visual and interactive designer, with an insatiable curiosity for cultures, people, and big ideas.

Public Access Design is a program of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). Public Access Design projects use design to make complex urban issues accessible to the people most affected by them.

Funding Support

Support for this project was provided by The New York Community Trust. Additional support for the Public Access Design program was provided by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Council Members Brad Lander, Carlos Menchaca, and Antonio Reynoso. 

Special Thanks

Christine Gaspar, Nick Johnson, Oscar Nuñez, Deja Holden, Frampton Tolbert, Christy Batta, and Sabrina Hightower.

Participants

  • CUP
  • Ingrid Haftel

  • Hollaback!
  • Advocacy Partner
  • Debjani Roy 
  • Leah Entenmann 
    Agunda Okeyo
  • Designer
  • Leah Garlock