The sold-out talk from a key figure in the #MeToo movement will be streamed live online on Brock’s Human Rights and Equity Facebook page.
Tarana Burke, an American civil rights activist often credited with starting the #MeToo movement more than a decade ago, is giving a talk on behalf of Brock’s Office of Human Rights and Equity at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Burke founded the #MeToo movement in 2006 to raise awareness about the high occurrence of sexual assault and harassment in society. The movement gained significant steam in 2017 with the rise of #MeToo as a hashtag after allegations of sexual assault by film producer Harvey Weinstein went public. Time Magazine named Burke and other high-profile female activists it dubbed “the silence breakers” as the Time Person of the Year for 2017.
The Burke talk follows last year’s address at Brock University by Lieutenant General, the Honorable Roméo Dallaire, on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
What: Tarana Burke Speaking Engagement
Where: Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock University(for those who already have tickets) or streaming live on Brock’s Human Rights and Equity Facebook page
When: Monday, Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.