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Tarana Burke
Start Date: 3/28/2019Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 3/28/2019End Time: 9:00 PM
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Tarana Burke, a civil rights activist and founder of the ‘me too’ movement, and former first lady Laura Bush will speak this semester as part of the student-sponsored Distinguished Lecture Series.

Burke will speak Thursday, March 28, at the Fayetteville Town Center, and Mrs. Bush will speak Thursday, April 18, at Bud Walton Arena.

Laverne Cox, an Emmy-nominated actress, documentary film producer and equal rights advocate, spoke in October.

“We are thrilled to host a record number of women speakers this year,” said Christine Carroll, student chair of the Distinguished Lectures Committee. “The committee members are excited about this year’s guests and the different points of view they bring to students and the greater campus community. If the response to our fall lecture featuring Laverne Cox is any indication, we expect great turnouts for Ms. Burke and Mrs. Bush.”


Tarana Burke is a civil rights activist and the original founder of the ‘me too’ movement. She started using the phrase “me too” while working at Just Be Inc., a nonprofit she founded in 2003 that focused on the overall well-being of young women of color. In 2006, she began her campaign for activism to help girls and women who have experienced sexual harassment, abuse or assault and #MeToo became a global phenomenon in 2017.

Location Information:
Off Campus - Fayetteville Town Center  (View Map)
15 W. Mountain St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 587-9944
Contact Information:
Name: Office of Student Activities
Phone: (479) 575-5255
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