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SPEAK for Change

Students Promoting Education, Awareness, and Knowledge (SPEAK) for Change is a survivor-centered student group against the normalization of sexual & interpersonal violence on and beyond Northwestern's campus.

SPEAK is advised by Carrie Wachter.

What is SPEAK? 

The mission of SPEAK for Change is to utilize activist efforts in order to challenge the normalization of sexual and interpersonal violence at Northwestern and in society at large, as well as to foster a campus community in which survivors can thrive. SPEAK for Change is a space for survivors and allies to unite and create a supportive, empowered community for all those whose lives have been impacted - directly or indirectly - by sexual and interpersonal violence. This includes (but isn’t limited to) sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking. Privacy of group members is of high priority in SPEAK for Change. All levels of participation are optional, and personal information shared in SPEAK will not be shared outside of SPEAK without specific permission. 

Meetings are held once a week, and Northwestern students are welcome to come to any meetings. SPEAK for Change organizes discussions, activist efforts, events, and trainings.

Want to join? 

If you would like to get involved with SPEAK, email or fill out an interest form. If you would like members of SPEAK to collaborate with your group, email

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