A wise and very brave woman once said, “Me Too is a movement, not a moment.” That woman is Tarana Burke, the civil rights activist and “servant leader,” according to her Twitter page, that started the whole #MeToo movement, which, in case you’ve been living under a rock the last couple years, is a pretty big freaking deal. Burke, a victim of sexual abuse herself, began using the phrase “Me Too” all the way back in 2006 to raise awareness of how rampant sexual abuse is and to help survivors find their way through their process of healing. The term has since taken off and is now a part of mainstream culture, what with the Harvey Weinsteins of the world crashing down. Now, Burke hosts lectures all around the country, and luckily for us here in the Capital City, she’ll be coming to Sacramento State’s University Union Ballroom (6000 J. St.) for a talk on Thursday, Feb 7. The lecture is free to attend for both students and the public, and it starts at 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. To learn more about the lecture, visit Sacstateunique.com, and to learn more about the #MeToo movement, visit Metoomvmt.org.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 8 of issue #284 (Jan. 30 – Feb. 13, 2019)**