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ThinkForum: Tarana Burke (2018): About

The founder of the seismic ‘me too.’ Movement, Tarana Burke shares a powerful message of unity, empathy, and outreach in support of survivors of sexual trauma. The ‘me too.’ Movement inspires solidarity, amplifies the voices of victims of sexual harassmen


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The Kelvin Smith Library provides the campus community with access to world-class research collections, technology-equipped classrooms and meeting spaces, state-of-the-art digital resources, and even a café. In support of the Think Forum lecture series, the library offers a selection of resources accessible in this “Research Guide.”

This guide was prepared for the Think Forum lecture with Tarana Burke, founder of the 'me too' movement on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.



Tarana Burke is a social justice and African-American civil rights activist most well-known as the founder of the 'me too.' Movement. She is known for being the first to use the phrase "Me Too," in 2006, to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society. The phrase has since blossomed into a worldwide campaign. Burke was honored as one of The Silence Breakers named TIME's 2017 Person of the Year, and named to TIME's "100 Most Influential People of 2018." She is currently Senior Director at Girls for Gender Equity.

Think Forum Related Guides

These guides were created to support the previous Town Hall series and the current Think Forum Lecture Series. They are listed in the order of newest first.