V-Day’s legacy on college campuses has contributed to what is now a widespread dialogue about reforming sexual assault policies on college campuses. For 15 years activists have highlighted violence against women and girls, in all its forms, in communities around the world. Now, as part of One Billion Rising for Justice campaign, it is time for those of you at colleges and universities to turn your attention inward and examine and expose campus injustices with our Campus Rising campaign.
Our Campus Rising Toolkit is filled with information and resources to help you join this student-driven movement to revamp sexual assault policy on college campuses. Together, we can end the prevalence of on-campus sexual assault and date-rape, as well as administrations’ failure to properly prevent or adequately respond to the needs of college survivors.
Rise against injustice at YOUR College on 2/14/14, and devote your school year to bringing about tangible change on your campus! You can download the official Campus Rising Toolkit here!
- Download the #CampusRising logo and post on all of your social networks.
- Create a video telling us what justice looks like to you, invite other campus students to do them too, and share on our site!
- Blog about OBR4J, and write articles for your on-campus paper and the local press.
- Join our Campus Rising Facebook group to share and discuss these issues on your campus and learn how other students are addressing it.
- Take our campus survey to share how your school is protecting its students from assault.
- Watch the Man Prayer video then download, print and distribute the Man Prayer postcard (postcard with crop lines).
- Download and distribute the #CampusRising postcards.
- View and download the OBR4J Toolkit. From music videos to t-shirts, and postcards to posters, this kit provides inspiring resources to include in your Campus Rising.
- Educate yourself with the statistics about sexual assault on campuses and then use the information in press interviews and speeches.
- Use the One Billion Rising for Justice stencils. Take the message to your campus, chalk your campus with the statistics for high impact! Tag our logo and let your whole school know about the rising.
(Download: Stencil 1, Stencil 2)
- Visit the Know Your IX website to learn about your rights on campus.
- Read the Campus Accountability Project report and key findings based on our national database of school’s implementation of sexual assault and prevention policies and see if it reflects your own school’s policies.
- Use this template to write to your University president or Deans to invite them to your Campus Rising event on 2/14.
- We have partnered with A Call to Men to host workshops on campuses throughout the year to engage men in the discussion about ending violence and rape culture. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to bring them to your school.
- Bring Guest Speakers to your Campus. Angie Epifano is doing a speaking tour in the US to talk about her experience being assaulted at Amherst College and to educate peers about their rights, offer support, and dialogue with students about how to address sexual assaults on their campus. Be in touch with her at facebook.com/angie.epifano.
- Bring SAFER to your campus for a training on how to reform your university’s sexual assault policy.
- Invite educators at your school to connect with Security on Campus to be a part of their Campus Save Act implementation trainings.
- Produce a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues or any of the other 9 theatrical pieces V-Day offers.
- RISE and dance at your performances.
- Read the One Billion Rising for Justice monologue at your OBR4J event.
- Organize a protest march or mass gathering in the main quad of your school, demanding your rights to a safe school.
- Show the OBR4J video, “Rising” on-campus or at your events.
- Screen live footage of Risings from around the world as they happen.
- Chalk your campus with statistics about violence against women on campus.
- Plan a State of Female Justice on Campuses speaking panel with students and campus administration/faculty dedicated to helping survivors.
- Create an art piece that speaks to Justice for women – bring in art students and try to make it a permanent installation.