Action Events


Student + Advocate Protests Against Sexual Violence in the U.S.

May 1, 2021 – August 17, 2022

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 309 protests, rallies, vigils, and other public gatherings related to sexual violence in schools in 181 different cities and towns across the U.S. Estimates of crowd size are available for 226 of these 309 events, or 73%. For those 226 events, we counted a total of 23,148 to 37,425 participants. Some 174 of these events focused on colleges and universities; the remaining 135 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.