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#MeToo founder Tarana Burke speaks at Shadyside event

Mary Pickels
| Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 3:15 p.m.
#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke will speak Feb. 6 at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside.
#MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke will speak Feb. 6 at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside.

Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside in a program presented by Public Source .

The #MeToo campaign has provided a platform for those who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment to share their stories.

Time magazine named #MeToo "silence breakers" as person of the year in 2017.

Burke, a senior director of programs at Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equity, has worked for more than 25 years to promote social justice and help young women of color who have experienced sexual abuse and assault, according to a news release.


Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5401 or or via Twitter @MaryPickels.

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