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CHANGE-MAKERS: AN EVENING WITH TARANA BURKE
Tarana Burke like you’ve never heard her before! An intimate conference where she will discuss her journey as an activist and women’s’ rights advocate. You will hear her views on sexual abuses and women’s issues today – following the earth-shaking #MeToo movement. Hear her powerful take on the documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, an insider’s perception as a woman who was part of that series. As well, you will hear her perspectives on women empowerment and her advice to young girls today. This is a privileged moment with the #MeToo founder - so far, the world’s biggest social movement against rape and sexual harassment. She will share the heartbreaking story behind the genesis of the viral awakening for women’s rights and give hope and strength to those who have been victims of sexual harassment.
Moderated by Fabienne Colas, President and Founder of TBFF.
TIME Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year, activist and advocate Tarana J. Burke has worked at the intersection of sexual violence and racial justice for more than 25 years. In 2006, Tarana founded Just Be Inc., an organization promoting the wellnessof young female minorities. This led to the creation of the “Me Too” slogan to raise awareness of abuse in society. Fueled by commitments to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly Black women and girls, Tarana has created and led various campaigns focused on increasing access to resources and support for impacted communities, including the “Me Too” movement, which to date has galvanized millions of survivors and allies around the world.
2018 Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and La Presse’s 2018 Arts Person of the Year, Fabienne Colas is an award-winning actress, filmmaker, speaker and entrepreneur. She is the Queen of Festivals who created 7 successful festivals in Canada, USA and Haiti – including the Montreal Black Film Festival, Canada’s largest black film festival. Since 2005, these events have attracted close to 1 million festivalgoers, 2000 artists & welcomed: Harry Belafonte, Spike Lee, Stedman Graham, Danny Glover, Martin Luther King III, Wyclef Jean, Alfre Woodard, Clement Virgo...