Have you ever wondered why you’ve heard so much about campus sexual assault on the news lately? Why your lawmakers have begun passing legislation to combat campus rape? Why the Department of Education is investigating over 150 colleges for sexual violence violations?
None of this “just” happened -- students organized long and hard for it. And Know Your IX has been THE youth-led organization on the ground teaching students how to organize and change school policy, while elevating their voices to shape policymaking at the state and national levels.
Know Your IX’s work and commentary is featured regularly in the national press, the White House attributed the creation of its task force on campus sexual violence to our activism, and POLITICO Magazine recently named Know Your IX one of the 50 influencers transforming American politics in 2015.
We intend to keep making waves in 2016. But we need your support to do it! Here’s how your contributions will impact student survivors and activists on the ground:
- $50 will pay for a student activist in a rural region to travel to attend one of our IX Activist Bootcamps, where they'll learn how to analyze their school's sexual misconduct policy, talk to reporters, and organize for meaningful change on campus;
- $100 will educate 30,000 students about their Title IX rights through online Know Your Rights ads;
- $250 will send legal education packets -- full of Know Your Rights bumper stickers, magnets, posters, and our brand new activist toolkit -- to campus organizers at four schools to educate their peers about their rights;
- $750 will produce one Title IX literacy video for students on their rights;
- $1500 will bring 50 students from across the country to a protest in Washington, D.C. to demand expanded protections for low-income student survivors;
- $5000 will allow us to host one IX Activist Bootcamp for 50 student activists from community and technical colleges, HBCUs, and state universities in the South; they'll learn how to give a press interview, hold a direct action, and win concrete change.
Join the student movement to stop campus sexual violence today!