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Tarana Burke Founder of the  ‘Me Too’ movementNinth Annual UCCS

Significant Speaker Event

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 7:00 P.M | Gallogly Events Center

Tarana Burke, Founder of the ‘Me Too’ movement


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  • Founder of the 2017 Time person of The Year-winning 'Me Too' Movement Senior Director of Programs at Brooklyn-based "Girls for Gender Equity" 
  • Tarana has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and to 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. In her upcoming book, Where the Light Enters, Tarana discusses the importance of the 'Me Too.' Movement as well as her personal journey from victim to survivor to thriver.

 

The Department of Student Life, in partnership with Residence Life and Housing, are proud to announce the 2019 UCCS Significant Speaker event featuring founder of the ‘Me Too’ movement, Tarana Burke. The simple, yet courageous 'Me Too' has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment – and Tarana’s powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift, and inspire you. 

The event will take place at UCCS on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Gallogly Events Center. 

Early bird advanced ticket sales will begin on Tuesday, January 22nd at 10:00 A.M. at the University Center Information DeskTickets will be $2 for all UCCS students, UCCS Faculty/Staff, and anyone with a military ID. Tickets for community members will be $5 and can be purchased online via www.uccs.edu/speaker, and also at the University Center Information Desk.

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If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Cucchiara, Director of Student Activities and Community service. (scucchia@uccs.edu/719-255-3540)