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#MeToo: The Past, Present and Future of the Movement
March 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
The York College Women’s Center is pleased to present “#MeToo: The Past, Present and Future of the Movement”. Don’t miss this moderated discussion with Tarana Burke, Founder of #MeToo.
For more than 25 years, activist and advocate Tarana J. Burke has worked at the intersection of racial justice, arts and culture and sexual violence. Fueled by commitments to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly black women and girls. Tara has created and led various campaigns focused on increasing access to resources and support for impacted communities, including the ‘me too’ movement.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments to follow.
The discussion will address questions such as:
– What prompted the creation of #MeToo?
– Has the meaning of #MeToo changed once it was adopted by mainstream feminist activists?
– How do you define sexual violence/harassment?
– Why is sexual violence/harassment so normalized in schools, and how can we as a society begin to address the causes?