Tarana Burke performance on Tuesday October 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Tarana Burke

Founder of the ‘me too.’ Movement & Social Justice Activist

Tuesday, October 29 | 7:30 p.m.

Laxson Auditorium

Buy Tickets: $25 Adult | $23 Senior | FREE Youth & Chico State Student

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“One of the most visible and viral instances of social change in the United States” - Sacramento News and Review

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Tarana Burke originally coined the phrase “me too” while working at Just Be Inc., a nonprofit she founded in 2003 that focused on the overall well-being of young women of color. Then in 2017 in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein expose in The New York Times the #MeToo Movement was born. About the movement Burke said, “On one side, it's a bold declarative statement that 'I'm not ashamed' and 'I'm not alone.' On the other side, it's a statement from survivor to survivor that says, 'I see you, I hear you, I understand you, and I'm here for you or I get it.'"

In this talk, Burke speaks about how the power of empathy is key to a survivor’s healing. She candidly addresses why sexual violence is so rampant in our culture and talks about concrete ways that every day citizens can interrupt it. This lecture is a call to action that is meant to inspire and motivate all who are affected by sexual violence, which, in her opinion, is everyone.

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