Legal Momentum's Rights Now! workshops empower young women of color to identify and respond to sexual abuse, violence and sex-based discrimination. These workshops are led by Peer Educators, young women of color aged 16-24 from across New York City's five boroughs who engage in a rigorous and empowering nine-week training program before conducting Rights Now! workshops.
Rights Now! pioneers a peer educator empowerment program that trains a cohort of young women of color to be Peer Educators and to recognize, resist, and respond to sexual abuse and violence. Peer Educators helped develop and shape every aspect of the program—from workshop curriculum to their own training.
Peer Educators complete nine weeks of training that covers:
Power, privilege, oppression;
Healthy relationship and teen dating violence;
Sex and gender-based discrimination;
Social media and cyber abuse;
Title IX, the Dignity for All Students Act, and Orders of Protection.
To apply to be a 2018-2019 Rights Now! Peer Educator, please use the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Legal Momentum's Rights Now! Policy Fellow, Chioma Egekeze, at firstname.lastname@example.org.