Student + Advocate Protests Against Sexual Violence in the U.S.
May 1, 2021 – June 6, 2023
This report uses data produced by the Crowd Counting Consortium (CCC) to describe trends in protest against sexual violence in schools in the United States. The current version of the larger data set from which these records were drawn can be found online in the GitHub repository of Harvard Kennedy School’s Nonviolent Action Lab.
Since May 1, 2021, CCC has recorded 406 protests, rallies, vigils, and other public gatherings related to sexual violence in schools in 225 different cities and towns across the U.S. Estimates of crowd size are available for 291 of these 406 events, or 72%. For those 291 events, we counted a total of 27,685 to 42,777 participants. Some 236 of these events focused on colleges and universities; the remaining 170 focused on middle or high schools or other educational institutions (e.g., public school districts).
The chart below shows the distribution of these events over time.
The map below shows the geographic distribution and size of these events. Events with no reported crowd size are shown in gray.