#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke to Speak at MSU
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#MeToo founder Tarana Burke will speak at Michigan State University at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 19, in Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall as part of the Transformative Justice Speaker Series. Tickets are free and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Wharton Center Box Office. more information...
Burke is an activist and community organizer most well-known for creating "Me Too" in 2006 to promote "empowerment through empathy" and healing for survivors of sexual abuse, particularly in underserved communities.
She will speak about the origins of the #MeToo movement and talk candidly about the pervasiveness of sexual violence in American culture, said Xhercis Méndez, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and the African American and African Studies Program, who created the Transformational Justice Speaker Series in 2016 to explore how universities can build safer and more supportive environments for marginalized students, faculty and staff.