Boulder High School students walked out of class Thursday morning in support of survivors of sexual violence.
At 9:07 a.m., in honor of the 97% of women who say they have experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault, students left the classroom and gathered on a nearby soccer field to listen to speakers.
“We see you, we hear you, we believe you and we stand by you,” said Caroline Harris, a prevention education specialist at Boulder County’s Moving to End Sexual Assault.
Harris urged the students to help “shift our cultural norms” by having discussions about consent and boundaries.
Following the speakers, the students observed two minutes of silence for survivors before the walkout ended.