CHANGE THE TALK is a peer-to-peer sexual violence education initiative for Los Angeles teens. We train high school students to conduct workshops in high schools and youth groups to educate their peers about sexual violence and consent. Change the Talk (formerly The Talk Project) is a project of the National Council of Jewish Women|Los Angeles.
Change the Talk equips and mobilizes youth to create a culture of consent and build a movement against sexual violence.
Change the talk envisions a society in which all people understand and normalize consent, and sexual violence no longer exists.
Change the Talk was created in February 2015 by NCJW | LA teen interns who wanted to combat sexual violence through peer-to-peer education and advocacy. They compiled research and created an interactive presentation to bring to schools.
Since its launch in 2015, Change the Talk workshop has been presented in 37 high schools for over 6,100 students. As a result, students are empowered to speak out against rape culture, advocate for consent culture, and make informed decisions about recourse if sexual violence takes place. Read our evaluation here and media coverage here.
We are thrilled to announce we have the support of NCJW|LA in incubating Change the Talk into its own non-profit organization. Change the Talk plans to eventually expand beyond Los Angeles and reach thousands more teens. Over the next three to five years, we will work to build a vision, strategy, and blueprint for our future. We hope you will join us as we grow.
Change the Talk is a program of the National Council of Jewish Women | Los Angeles. Change the Talk staff include:
Senior Director and Co-Founder
Change the Talk Coordinator