Tarana Burke, founder of the #metoo movement, will speak at UCI on April 22.

EVENT: Tarana Burke, a civil rights activist who founded the #MeToo movement to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault, will speak at UCI on the campaign’s history and future plans. Currently the senior director of programs at Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn, New York, she has dedicated more than 25 years to social justice.

WHEN/WHERE: 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Irvine Barclay Theatre (bldg. 1, grid D5 on campus map: https://www.parking.uci.edu/maps/documents/UCI-CampusCore_2018.pdf)

INFORMATION: This event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 ($5 for UCI staff, faculty and students) and can be purchased here. Media planning to attend should contact Sheri Ledbetter at 949-824-0343 or ledbetts@uci.edu. Attendance and parking are complimentary for media who RSVP in advance. 

BACKGROUND: Burke’s talk is part of the Perspectives on Bias, Prejudice & Bigotry Lecture Series, organized by UCI’s Office of Inclusive Excellence and supported by the campuswide Confronting Extremism initiative, which uses conversations, education and research to address contemporary issues shaping free speech, human rights, and the use of science and evidence to promote societal well-being.

Co-sponsors of the event include UCI’s Initiative to End Family Violence, Womxn’s Hub, and Campus Assault Resources & Education.