Sexual Assault

Tarana Burke tells William and Mary the Me Too Movement is for everyone

Tarana Burke tells William and Mary the Me Too Movement is for everyone

Started by Tarana Burke more than a decade ago, the “Me Too” movement went viral in 2017 when survivors of sexual assault used the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter to show how prevalent the issue is.

Burke spoke at the College of William and Mary Wednesday night, telling students how she got into activism and the purpose of Me Too.

Burke said one moment that sparked her desire to help advocate for survivors of sexual violence came when she worked at a summer camp for black youths.

Her first year as a leader, a young girl singled out Burke and told her about the sexual assault she experienced. Burke said she felt overwhelmed by the girl’s story because it was so similar to her...

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