Break the Silence Speaker Series: Me Too Movement Founder Tarana Burke

Networking and cocktails: 5:00 PM-5:45 PM

Program begins: 6:00 PM

Champagne reception immediately following

Renaissance Hotel Asheville
31 Woodfin Street
Asheville, NC 28801

TICKETS: On sale February 1 at 8am

$35 – individual
$10 – student
$100 – VIP Champagne Reception
featuring meet-and-greet with Tarana Burke, hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and bubbly in the Renaissance’s stunning Top of the Plaza rooftop lounge! Avoid the lines with VIP check-in and be close to the stage with preferred seating.

$25/10 – group rate

About Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke started a revolution in 2006 when she first used the phrase Me Too in reference to her own sexual assault. More than 10 years later the Me Too Movement transformed into the viral #MeToo hashtag. Tarana was named a 2017 Time Magazine Person of the Year for her role in breaking the silence around sexual violence. The #metoo hashtag campaign has generated more than 13 million Facebook posts and tweets, emerging as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Tarana Burke began ‘me too’ with young black women and girls from low wealth communities. She developed culturally informed curriculum to discuss sexual violence within the black community and in society at large. Similarly, the ‘me too’ movement seeks to support folks working within their communities to attend to the specific needs of their community/communities, i.e. supporting disabled trans survivors of color working to lead and craft events/toolkits/etc. with other disabled trans survivors. Tarana works under the banner of the movement, which is housed at the Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equity organization, where she serves as senior director.

For more information about Tarana Burke and the Me Too Movement, go to


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