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'me too.' Movement: An Evening with Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke shares the story behind the genesis of the viral 2017 TIME Person Of The Year-Winning ‘me too’ movement, and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment.

The simple yet courageous #metoo hashtag  campaign has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment – and Tarana’s powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift, and inspire you.

#Metoo is not just an overnight hashtag sensation; Tarana has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and to laying the groundwork for a movement that was initially created to help young women of color who survived sexual abuse and assault. The movement now inspires solidarity, amplifies the voices thousands of victims of sexual abuse, and puts the focus back on survivors. In her upcoming book, Where the Light Enters, Tarana discusses the importance of the #metoo movement as well as her personal journey from "victim to survivor to thriver."

A sexual assault survivor herself, Tarana is now working under the banner of The ‘me too’ Movement to assist other survivors and those who work to end sexual violence. She is also senior director of programs at Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equity. On stage, she provides words of empowerment that lift up marginalized voices, enables survivors across all races, genders, or classes to know that they are not alone, and creates a place for comfort and healing to those who have experienced trauma.

This event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required. Doors open at 5:15. For ticketing, please visit: metoo-wfu.eventbrite.com

Tuesday, September 25 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Wait Chapel
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Event Type

Speakers, Lectures, Student Life, Multicultural / International, Diversity, Community, Wellbeing / Thrive, Women/Gender

Departments

Administrative, Women's Center

Target Audience

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents/Guests, Staff, Students

Website

http://metoo-wfu.eventbrite.com

Contact name

Women's Center

Contact email

womenscenter@wfu.edu

Contact phone number

336-758-4053

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Lorene Fisher

Lorene Fisher left a positive review 9/25/2018

My favorite quote of the night: "Take what you have to make what you need. You have to start somewhere." (Tarana Burke)
I am so glad that I attended this event! Tarana was a fabulous speaker - down-to-earth, yet captivating and impactful. It was awesome to see the plethora and diversity of students, staff, faculty, and community members in the audience. Tarana really illuminated the root of the 'me too' movement, where it started, and where it's going, which was so contrast to the narrative I have heard and received through popular media. She spoke about healing for survivors and changing culture as a priority, in addition to the need for and power of advocacy that comes with community organizing particularly for our youth and next generations. She called us to action by connecting it to our University's beloved motto: Pro Humanitate. This event was very organized and very intentional, which is much appreciated.

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