Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Tarana Burke
Thursday, November 7 | 6:30 PM | ASEAN Auditorium, Cabot Intercultural Center
Join Tisch College for a conversation with civil rights activist and founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke. Currently the Executive Director of the ‘me too.’ organization, Burke has dedicated more than 25 years 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 simple yet courageous 'me too' hashtag campaign emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment. A sexual assault survivor herself, Burke was named The Root 100's most influential person of 2018, and as part of a group of prominent female activists dubbed “the silence breakers,” was named TIME’s Person of the Year in 2017. She also serves as the Senior Director of Girls for Gender Equity, a youth leadership development organization working to actualize racial and gender justice in partnership with young people. In her upcoming book, “Where the Light Enters,” Burke discusses the importance of the 'me too' movement as well as her personal journey from “victim to survivor to thriver.” Follow the conversation live at #TaranaBurkeAtTufts.
This event is sponsored by Tisch College, Office of the Provost, Africana Center, Women’s Center, the Athletics Department, and Center for Awareness, Resources, and Education at Tufts (CARE).