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#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke at MSU

April 19 @ 7:30 pm EDT

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke will speak at Michigan State University as part of the Transformative Justice Speaker Series. Tickets are free and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis starting March 22, at 10 a.m. at the Wharton Center Box Office. Each person is limited to two tickets.

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.

The event will be livestreamed at http://go.cal.msu.edu/metoo.

The MSU College of Education is co-sponsoring the Burke’s talk, along with the College of Arts and Letters; College of Communication Arts and Sciences; College of Music; College of Social Science; Honors College; and University Outreach and Engagement.