Friday, March 2, 2018

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke, journalist Ronan Farrow will appear at Gonzaga April 20

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 1:31 PM

click to enlarge Burke (left) and Farrow
Burke (left) and Farrow

#MeToo founder Tarana Burke and journalist Ronan Farrow will be at Gonzaga’s McCarthey Athletic Center on Friday, April 20, to share their perspectives on their work that ignited the movement last fall.

Burke first coined the phrase “Me Too” in 2006 in an effort to help victims of sexual assault, particularly women of color, according to an article in the Washington Post. A decade later, the phrase experienced its watershed moment with the accusations against media mogul Harvey Weinstein in The New York Times.

Per Gonzaga University’s News Service:
Gonzaga President Thayne McCulloh invites the Gonzaga community and the public to attend, listen, and be inspired by Burke, who is among those recognized as Time magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers, and Farrow, who received global recognition for his culture-shifting series of articles on Harvey Weinstein published in The New Yorker.

“This contemporary issue affects all of us. My hope is that this event provides an opportunity to engage with leaders at the forefront of this social justice movement, to better understand the epidemic of systematic sexual harassment and abuse, and to more deeply appreciate the profound cultural change the #MeToo movement represents,” McCulloh says.
More information will be forthcoming before tickets go on sale. Tickets for the event will be available through TicketsWest and the McCarthey Athletic Center on March 15. For ticket questions, contact Angela Ruff at 509-313-3572.

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