Tarana Burke, the founder of Me Too, is taking her activism out and about.
Tarana is all set to launch her HBCU Anti-Sexual Violence Tour and spread more awareness.
The anti-sexual viciousness advocate declared on Wednesday that she’s leading a five-stop tour. She would be visiting black colleges and universities to examine sexual violence on campus grounds. The “Me Too HBCU visit” will be co-facilitated by Burke and social researcher Yaba Blay during the time of April.
The visit will include “in-depth conversations and strategy sessions. They would be centred around creating safe and accountable communities for students and faculty.
“This has been a vision of mine for numerous years,” Burke composed on Instagram. “Consistently amid April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) college campuses around the nation turn their concentration towards managing sexual brutality yet little to no action occurs on HBCU grounds amid SAAM despite the fact that we know it’s going on!”
Burke and Blay plan to visit Howard University, Atlanta University Center, Alabama State University, North Carolina Central University and Florida A&M University.
Moreover, Tarana Burke revealed to The Root that the objective of the tour is to reframe the discussion. It would be reframed about sexual brutality and focus on “a broader spectrum of survivors.”
“Young black people across the diaspora ― along spectrums of class, gender, sexuality, and ability ― rely on and invest in HBCUs not to just facilitate education, but to keep them safe while doing so,” she said.
Furthermore, in her own words,“We’re holding academic institutions accountable and harnessing our collective power to create strategies for sustained systemic change.”
Admission to each stop is free, however, enrollment is energized. Head over to the visitor’s site to read progressively about the Me Too HBCU visit.