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Peers Building Justice
Back to School 2014 Newsletter

Join PBJ as a Campus Organizer!
Now Accepting Applications

Campus Organizers are high school students who are interested in challenging the cultural norms that promote and encourage dating violence and sexual violence. They work to raise awareness about interpersonal violence and oppression in their schools and their communities through a variety of advocacy events and arts-based initiatives.

PBJ Campus Organizers complete a Training Institute that provides and empowers them with knowledge about interpersonal violence and with skills to plan events, use social media to effectively advocate for social change, and develop art as part of an awareness campaign. Campus Organizers meet twice a month and commit to participating in PBJ for a full school year.

Meetings will be:

-On the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 5-7PM
-At OUT Boulder’s Pridehouse (2132 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302)
-Free dinner will be provided & transportation can be arranged!

Apply now!

Last year’s Campus Organizers had an amazing year together. After bonding at the free overnight retreat at YMCA of the Rockies in early November, they developed their “I Love Myself Because…” photo campaign, put on a radical self love Valentine’s Day event with BMoCA’s Studio Project, made lots of original art, and led their own showcase event in April (pretty awesome)! And we think this year will be even BETTER!

PBJ welcomes ALL high school-aged youth to apply. Please for more information. 

Boulder Youth Violence Prevention Committee

PBJ has a new branch for busy teens and adults
The Boulder Youth Violence Prevention Committee meets monthly to identify ways to promote interpersonal violence prevention among youth and support existing initiatives.  Moving beyond the individual knowledge and skill-building covered by PBJ’s curriculum, the PBJ BYVPC works on a community and societal level to promote change on a larger scale. The committee’s primary purpose is to identify areas in which to develop or support existing policy initiatives related to comprehensive sex education that promote interpersonal violence prevention among youth. Since Peers Building Justice is a youth-led organization that simultaneously appreciates a rich diversity of perspectives, BYVPC invites youth members as young as 12 alongside adults from BVSD and the community.

The first meeting will be on a Monday September 22nd at 6:00 at the OUT Boulder Pridehouse on 14th and Spruce.

Email for more information.

Schedule PBJ Curriculum Presentations

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN) and Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) have come together to enhance our long-standing Peers Building Justice (PBJ) program.
We invite you to meet with us to discuss this exciting opportunity for your students to be involved in our violence prevention work by allowing us to provide 6-8 educational sessions in your classroom. Our curriculum was developed using two evidence-based curricula, 
Safe Dates and Expect Respect, the Colorado Department of Education’s academic standards for high school students, and arts-based interventions used for violence prevention.
See the outline here.

Last year Peers Building Justice educators visited 6 BVSD high schools and served over 1,500 youth! This year, we’d like to continue developing supportive relationships with even more middle and high school teachers and community partners.
Please if you’d like us to provide your curriculum to your or your youth’s class this year.

“Great presentations and valuable information! I loved the whole thing.” – BVSD Health Teacher

“I wish that everyone could see this!” – BVSD Health and P.E. Teacher

Did you know?

Why we do what we do…

44% of sexual assault victims are under the age of 18

There is a sexual assault every 2 minutes in the U.S.

1/3 teens will experience dating violence

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