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Anna Kegler

2013 Speaker

Anna Kegler currently serves as deputy director for HollabackPHILLY. She enjoys developing media and research projects focused on the problem of street harassment, while also exploring media and communication issues around gender-based violence. She spearheaded HollabackPHILLY’s 2013 PSA campaign in Philadelphia’s public transit system. The ads were successful at starting conversations in Philadelphia, so much so that SEPTA, Philly’s public transit system, kept them published for an extra month as a show of support and solidarity. The ads also went viral online, with over 350,000 Facebook impressions and almost 100,000 reblogs on Tumblr. The ads also received significant media coverage, including WHYY, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia City Paper, Women’s Media Center, Stop Street Harassment, Bitch Media, Upworthy and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Kegler is in the process of scaling these ads to other cities with Hollaback! branches, and is excited to work on HollabackPHILLY’s next large-scale advertising campaign. She currently works as a case manager in an Immigration law practice group, where she handles complex business immigration cases. Kegler earned an M.S. in criminology from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2011, and a B.A. in Latin American studies/Portuguese-Brazilian studies from Smith College in May 2005.  @HollaBackPhilly