CCBC welcomes ‘me too.’ Movement founder Tarana Burke

Mar 14, 2019

CCBC welcomes social activist and founder of the ‘me too.’ Movement Tarana Burke as the guest lecturer for the 2019 President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture Series. Scheduled for 11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 in the F. Scott Black Theater (Romadka College Center) at CCBC Essex, Burke will share her powerful story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors of sexual assault and harassment.

A sexual assault survivor herself, Burke has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice issues and 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 of thousands of victims of sexual abuse, and puts the focus back on survivors.

Burke is now working under the banner of the ‘me too.’ Movement to assist other survivors and those who work to end sexual violence. She was the genesis of the 2017 TIME Person of the Year-winning ‘me too.’ Movement and currently works as senior director of programs at Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equity.

During the lecture, Burke will share her personal journey from “victim to survivor to thriver,” and participate in a dynamic discussion as she engages the audience in an intimate conversation.

CCBC’s President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture Series is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. For tickets, contact the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-2787.

a photo of Tarana Burke the founder of the me too movement