Jeans for Justice

Do you know what PBIV is? Most Emerson students are able to answer this question from the very first days of orientation.  PBIV is power-based interpersonal violence*, and this coming Thursday, Emerson College is encouraging all students to show their support against it.


Jeans for Justice is an international campaign, supported at Emerson through the office of Violence Prevention and Response. Much more than an event, Jeans for Justice encourages all campus community members to wear jeans on Thursday, April 6 as a visible protest against all forms of power-based interpersonal violence, including sexual assault, stalking, and abusive relationships.

There will be a rally from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Bill Bordy Theater, including speakers, performances, recognition, and refreshments. Jeans for Justice is the kick off activity for Communities United Against Violence, which is holding a series of events throughout the month of April. Learn more at

Emerson College Violence Prevention and Response envisions a safe, healthy, and inclusive community free of sexual assault, stalking, and abusive relationships in which all Emerson students, staff, and faculty thrive academically, professionally, and socially.

Students can show support by sporting jeans this Thursday, and stand up for everyone and their rights to be treated with love, respect, and dignity.

No any more*Power-based interpersonal violence is committed by an offender who uses a differential in power and control in order to harm another. These acts may be committed by strangers, friends, acquaintances, intimates, or other persons.

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