June 18 - Powerful Voices: Strengthening the Individual and the Community
Join us for a discussion with activist and #MeToo Founder Tarana Burke (center) one of Time magazine's 2017 Person of the Year "Silence Breakers."
The simple yet courageous #MeToo hashtag campaign has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment. Yet Tarana Burke’s powerful, poignant story as the 2006 creator of #MeToo and what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift and inspire you.
A senior director of programs at 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.
On stage, she provides words of empowerment that lift up marginalized voices, enables survivors across all races, genders or classes to know that they are not alone, and creates a place for comfort and healing to those who have experienced trauma.
The Community Foundation Convening and the Community Fund for Women & Girls Annual Meeting
Co-sponsored by the Yale University Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Monday, June 18, 2018
Lei Zhang Auditorium
Edward P. Evans Hall
Yale School of Management
165 Whitney Ave., New Haven
Program begins promptly at 5:30 p.m.
Complimentary reception to follow.
Please use form below to register or call 203-974-1645.