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Thanks to everyone who participated in our first flashmob that took place on Monday the 30th of April at Gare Centrale!
The slogan of our flashmob was “I’m dreaming… of a Brussels without sexual harassment & violence.”
And that was exactly what we were doing: We were “dreaming”. First up was our team member Anna, who walked to the side entrance, looked into the sky – and unveiled a sheet of paper on her back with the inscription: “I’m dreaming.. of a Brussels without sexual harassment & violence. Do you think this is possible? Come and stand next to me.”
Two more “dreamers” came and joined, absorbed in a daydream about a friendlier Brussels, a Brussels where everyone can feel safe, without the fear of being harassed, insulted or assaulted. Then five more activists joined…
… and finally the rest of the crowd. We stood there for five minutes, dreaming, watching, seeing passers-by who stopped and read our messages. Some of them nodded with approval, some of them stayed and waited, wondering what would happen.
Then we dispersed, as quickly as we had arrived…
… and came back a few moments later, with our brand new banner, in order to raise awareness for the cause and gather ideas on what we could do in order to tackle the problem of sexual harassment in Brussels.
We talked with a lot of people, and some interesting discussions arose, providing us with new ideas and boosting our motivation to carry on the fight for the good cause!
Thank you once again to all the volunteers who helped us & our Outrage! friends – this would not have been possible without you!
In our next post, you can read about the proposals we collected!
(Photos by Patsy & Nina)
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