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Tarana Burke - Founder of the "me too." Movement

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Storrs Campus
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

The Women's Center is hosting Tarana Burke, a civil rights activist and the original founder of the "me too." Movement, which she started in 2006. It later became a global phenomenon that raised awareness about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in society in 2017. In 2017 Tarana and other influential female activists were named "the silence breakers" by "Time" magazine.

Tarana speaks about the origins of the ‘me too.’ Movement and the premise - that the power of empathy is key to survivor’s healing - that it is built on. She talks candidly about why sexual violence is so rampant in our culture and talks about concrete ways that every day citizens can interrupt it. Her talk is a call to action that is meant to inspire and motivate all who are affected by sexual violence- which is everyone.

Tickets available through Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts - http://jorgensen.uconn.edu

•UConn Students/Faculty/Staff - FREE with ID** (limit one)

•General Public - $10 on sale beginning March 18

**Must stop by Jorgensen Box Office to pick up ticket

Co-sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, CLAS (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion), Asian and Asian American Studies Institute Ahimsa Endowment (Made Possible by the Greater Hartford Jain Center), and the Rainbow Center, Asian American Cultural Center, African American Cultural Center and the Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center.

Contact:

Kathy Fischer at kathy.fischer@uconn.edu

Women's Center (primary), Asian American Cultural Center, Asian American Studies Institute, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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