President's Distinguished Speaker Series: 'Me Too' Activist Tarana Burke

Campus Recreation Center GymnasiumOpen to the Public

Long before the courageous rally cry #MeToo went viral last year, Tarana Burke had adopted the simple, yet powerful phrase “Me Too” to let survivors of sexual assault and harassment know they weren’t alone. In sharing her heartbreaking story behind the creation of the “Me Too” movement, Burke – a social justice activist for more than 25 years and senior director of programs at Girls for Gender Equity – empowers survivors to share solidarity, share an amplified voice, and come together to heal.

This event is sponsored by the Intercultural Center, Gender and Sexuality Studies, American Studies, Political Science, School of Humanities, Arts, and Education Dean’s Office, School of Social and Natural Sciences Dean’s Office, Office of the Chief Diversity Officer, English and Creative Writing, School of Justice Studies, Psychology, Communication and Media Studies, Public Health, Gabelli School of Business, and the President’s Office.

It is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. For more info, please call (401) 254-3166.

Note: 1 merit lottery point event for RWU students.

This event is part of the "Talking About Race, Gender and Power" series at RWU.