Get Involved!

It's easy peasy! Wear black on Thursdays!

A huge part of how we will spread our message and demand change is by social media, too - send us your selfies or group shots.

Want to do more than that?

Thursdays in Black, Aotearoa has presences at many campuses around the country!

  • The University of Auckland
  • University of Waikato
  • Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
  • Massey University (Palmerston North)
  • UCOL
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Massey University (Wellington)
  • Wellington Institute of Technology
  • Whitireia New Zealand
  • Lincoln University
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago

If your campus does not have an active Thursdays in Black campaign presence, but you would like one, contact us to request a campaign pack.

You can then use the campaign as you see fit. You might choose to

  • Run events (movie screenings, open mic nights, poetry slams, & zine-making are some ideas)
  • Panel discussions on topics relevant to sexual violence
  • Support groups for survivors
  • Weekly stalls to raise awareness
  • Reading groups
  • Groups for particular communities at your campus - for example, Queer TIB, International TIB, Pasifika TIB

These events can help you build community and raise awareness of the issue on your campus. Meet like-minded people, share your values, and support each other in moving towards a world without rape and violence.

Through your own campus activism, you can figure out what messages you want to relay to us at the national office. What do you think the strengths and weaknesses of your campus are, in terms of keeping students safe? Is your campus hostile or welcoming to students of different identities? What could be improved on your campus? What are your priorities moving forward? What does your campus need help with from Thursdays in Black Aotearoa and NZUSA?

Anyone group or club can request a campaign pack - not just your students' association. If your students' association is running a TIB campaign on campus, and you belong to a rōpū or club that would like one too, let us know. We don't see this is as divisive - we want to encourage different groups and communities to have their own power over what their solutions are, and what kind of campaign TIB should be to represent their needs.