Legal Momentum's Rights Now! program, generously supported by the New York City Council's Young Women's Initiative, is a dynamic legal education program designed to empower traditionally underserved youth, particularly young women of color. Through peer-led initiatives, Rights Now! equips young people with the knowledge and resources to improve their understanding of their legal rights regarding racial and gender discrimination. Past workshops have focused on topics such as Title IX, healthy relationships, social media and cyber abuse, and more.
The Rights Now! Program focuses on legal protections regarding gender-based discrimination, violence, and harassment. Peer Educators create tangible resources and lead inclusive conversations to educate their communities on their rights towards gender and racial justice.
The Rights Now! Program takes place over the fall and spring semesters. Peer educators will participate in peer educator training courses and collaborate with Legal Momentum’s Legal team to develop the Rights Now! Curriculum. Legal Momentum is committed to centering the perspectives and experiences of young people, especially young women of color, in its curriculum design and welcomes all allies of gender equality to apply.
Rights Now! workshops have been offered throughout New York City at leading organizations such as:
- Bella Abzug Leadership Institute
- CAMBA Collegiate Express
- Center for Anti-Violence Education
- Covenant House
- PowerPlay NYC
- Settlement Housing Fund
- Voces Latinas of Queens
- Women for Afghan Women
- YouthBridge Summit
We are grateful for these partnerships and would be happy to host a Rights Now! workshop at your New York City organization.