Tarana Burke

WWW 2018 Conference Speaker

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Tarana Burke is the Founder of The ‘me too’ Movement & Social Justice Activist

The simple yet courageous #MeToo hashtag campaign, which was established as TIME’s 2017 Person Of The Year, has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment – and Tarana Burke’s powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift, and inspire you. Now 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.