Hofstra University will welcome Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, on Wednesday, November 1 at 6:15 p.m., as she shares her story in the fight against sexual harassment.
The #MeToo campaign, first created by Burke in 2006, reemerged and went viral earlier this month in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, prompting millions to use the hashtag to highlight their own experiences. Burke’s talk will describe life and journey as social activist and community organizer, and what inspired her to launch “Me Too.” The lecture will be followed by an audience Q&A session with Burke.
“We are so excited to welcome Tarana to campus,” said Claudia Andrade, assistant dean of students and director of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness. “This is a great opportunity for our students to learn from a role model who has let her passion drive her professional life and made a difference on a global level.”
This event is presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center, Division of Student Affairs, and the Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice; and will be held in Hofstra’s Guthart Cultural Center Theater on the first floor of the Axinn Library on South Campus. The event is free and open to the public. Email StudentAdvocacy[at]Hofstra.edu for more information.