Date: February 7, 2019
Lecture by founder of 'me too.' movement and social justice activist
The University Union Ballroom
In support of Black History Month, The University Union’s UNIQUE Programs is pleased to have civil rights activist, Tarana Burke speaking about the ‘me too’ movement on Thursday, February 7th. The free event will take place at 7:30pm in the University Union Ballroom. This event is co-sponsored by Sacramento State’s Associated Students Inc., Community Engagement Center, the Department of Women’s Studies, History Department, Sociology Department, One Book Program, and the Ayad Alquazzaz Lecture Series.
The movement began in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence find ways of help through their process of healing. Burke, founder of the ‘me too’ movement, originally came up with the concept when young women would share their sexual assault stories with her. As a way to encourage them, she would let them know that they weren't alone because Burke herself was assaulted three times. The goal of the 'me too' Movement is to start a conversation that implements strategies to sustain long term, systemic change. The phenomenon broke out on social media when actress Alyssa Milano encouraged women to use the hashtag #metoo if they had ever been sexually assaulted. From there, women all over the world started voicing their stories in hopes of letting others know that they weren't alone.
The University Union
Associated Students, Inc.
Community Engagement Center
Department of Women's Studies
One Book Program
Ayad Alqazzazz Lecture Series
in support of Black History Month
FREE on the top floor of Parking Structure III. Please view driving to campus and campus map for directions. A printable campus map is also available.
Individuals needing reasonable accommodations must contact us within 5 business days of the event at UNIQUEPrograms@SacStateUNIQUE.com or (916) 278-3928.