Vice Provost Douglas Haynes with Tarana Burke
On April 22, 2019, as part of the Perspectives on Bias, Prejudice & Bigotry Lecture Series and the UCI Confronting Extremism Initiative, the Office of the Inclusive Excellence, Initiative to End Family Violence, UCI Campus and Assault Resource Center (CARE), and UCI Womxn’s Hub hosted Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me Too” movement, for a conversation about the impetus behind the movement and its future.
Sharing her foundation in social work, Burke explained her path to creating the “Me Too” movement. Identifying a need to support and provide a safe space for those who have experienced sexual violence, she developed programs and information packets to address these issues. In terms of the future of the movement, Burke intends to achieve a world free of sexual violence.
Through gaining the perspectives of people like Tarana Burke, UCI aims to maintain a safe, inclusive community.