Big Speaker: Tarana Burke at Alumni Hall
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The Campus Activities Board is proud to announce that this year's Big Speaker is Tarana Burke, a civil rights activist who was the original founder of the "Me Too" movement, which she started in 2006. It later became a global phenomenon that raised awareness about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in society in 2017. Tarana Burke originally coined the phrase "me too" while working at Just Be Inc., a nonprofit she founded in 2003 that focused on the overall well-being of young women of color. Burke was talking with a girl who revealed that her mother's boyfriend had been sexually abusing her. Burke was left searching for the right words to help empathize with the countless women and young girls who have disclosed their experiences to her. Ever since, Burke has shared the message with survivors everywhere: "You're not alone. This happened to me too." From this point forward, "me too" helped Burke shape her life-long campaign for activism to help girls and women who have experienced sexual harassment, abuse, or assault. Follow CAB on social media for upcoming updates about this event!