What is Know Your IX?
Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led group that empowers students to end gender violence in their schools. We envision a world in which all students can pursue their civil right to educations free from violence and harassment. We draw upon the civil rights law Title IX as an alternative to the criminal legal system — one that is more just and responsive to the educational, emotional, financial, and stigmatic harms of violence.
Before applying, please review our values: www.knowyourix.org/our-values
What do Know Your IX organizers do?
Our organizers work to:
- Educate college and high school students in the United States about their legal rights to safe educations free from gender-based harms;
- Train, organize, and support student survivor activists in challenging their educational institutions to address violence and discrimination;
- Advocate for policy change at the campus, state, and federal levels to ensure meaningful systemic action to end gender violence.
Who can apply to Know Your IX?
We are looking rad, young activists (ages 15-24) to join each of Know Your IX’s teams—Communications, Policy and Advocacy, & Student Engagement! Each organizer will get $600 per semester to train young people about their rights, build and mobilize our student Title IX Campus Action Network (IX Can) in federal, state, and local level advocacy efforts, and ensure that student and survivor voices are at the center of media conversations relating to campus sexual violence.
- Applicants must be ages 14-24
- Ability to work well remotely on a team
- Contribute 7-10 hours per week on average with some variation (e.g. the week of a bill hearing will require more hours, but the week after would be fewer).
- Experience working in anti-sexual violence activism, and/or organizing within other anti-violence movements (e.g, climate, economic justice, police and prisons, anti-war)
- Expertise on Title IX
- Participating in weekly staff calls and meetings
An interest in developing expertise and skills in:
- Advocating for local, state, and/or federal policy and legislation
- Giving interviews and/or writing for media publications
- Fundraising (writing solicitations, canvassing, events management, etc.)
- Organizing strategic, meaningful campaign actions on your campus or in your state
- Digital communications (content creation, mass email management, social media, etc.)
- Graphic design, website management, and communications analytics
We particularly encourage people from marginalized groups, including but not limited to people with disabilities, people of color, trans people, queer people, first- or second-generation immigrants (including undocumented people), and people from low income families, to apply. We also encourage students from types of schools often overlooked in discussions of campus violence, and survivors of forms of sexual and gender-based violence commonly ignored by anti-violence efforts (relationship abuse, same-sex violence, etc.) to apply.
All KYIX organizers will receive a $600 stipend each semester and a scholarship to cover all costs related to attending the annual youth organizing conference.
NOTE: All accepted applicants must attend the Youth Activist Institute: This year, we’re so excited to be hosting the Youth Activist Institute in Washington, D.C! Activists accepted into our program are expected to attend the Youth Activist Institute in-person this September 7-11th, but in the event you are not comfortable traveling with the pandemic, there will be a hybrid option for participants.