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Advisory Committee on Street Harassment

The Advisory Committee on Street Harassment (ACSH) currently has 15 official members and several unofficial members. SHPA requires the Committee to meet at least quarterly and follow the Open Meetings Act. ACSH generally meets every six weeks and has four Subcommittees: Survey, Public Awareness, Trainings, and Reporting. Below are the required DC Government Agencies and Communities and their mayoral-appointed representatives.

Eight representatives from the following DC Government Agencies:

1. Office of Human Rights: Maya Vizvary, Street Harassment Prevention Program Analyst

2. Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants | Office of Human Rights: Michelle M. Garcia, Director (Interim Director for OHR)

3. Mayor’s Office of LGBTQ: Affairs Thomas Yabroff, Community Outreach Specialist

4. District Department of Transportation: Naomi Klein, Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff

5. Metropolitan Police Department: Vendette Parker, Inspector

6. DC Council:  Councilmember Brianne K. Nadeau 

7. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: Kevin Gaddis, Deputy Chief of the Patrol Operations Bureau at Metro Transit Police

8. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration: Sarah Fashbaugh, Community Resource Officer

Nine community representatives that engage in policy, advocacy, or direct service within DC related to:

9. Street harassment: Noor Mir, Board Co-Chair for the Collective Action for Safe Spaces

10. Gender-based violence: Indira Henard, Executive Director of the DC Rape Crisis Center

11. Gender equity: Dee Curry, the DC Anti-Violence Project

12. LGBTQ rights: Genise Chamber Woods, Volunteer Coordinator for Black Pride

13. Racial equity: Ana Flores, Senior Manager of Inclusion, Education & Engagement at Human Rights Campaign

14. Religious tolerance: Darakshan Raja, Co-Director of Justice for Muslims Collective

15. Immigrant rights: Amy Nelson, Director of Legal Services for Whitman-Walker Health

16. Poverty or homelessness: Vacant

17. At-Large: Vacant

Please note, as of April 2020, we still had one vacancy in the community representatives.