Wednesday, February 14, 2018
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium, 79 Waterman Street
Tickets available 1/29 at taranaburke.eventbrite.com.
This Valentine’s Day spend an evening with Tarana Burke, founder of the #metoo movement. RISD and Brown University are joining together to invite this visionary leader in the spirit of survivor-centered community healing. The Me Too movement, first conceptualized over a decade ago, envisions intersectional survivor-centered solidarity for people of all races, classes, genders and abilities. Tarana Burke, social activist and 25-year veteran of the anti-violence movement, pulls from her decades of experience to help us plot a path forward during this precarious time. Emily Owens, Assistant Professor of History, will join Tarana on stage to explore recent history and discuss how this moment fits in a long history of racialized and sexual violence in our nation and how we can impact change within our communities.
Made possible with generous contributions from: Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University Office of BWell Health Promotion, Office of Campus Life, Watson Institute, Office of Institutional Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Office of Residential Life, Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Center for the Study of Race + Ethnicity in America (CSREA).