On Tuesday, September 24th, two years after the beginning of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke kicked off the UNCW Leadership Lecture Series about the evolution of the movement and the impact it has had on modern society. The event was completely sold out as Tarana discussed the rapid popularity of the movement, the empowerment it instilled in sexual assault victims, and also called on students to understand their worth and that they deserve “protection and safety” from sexual assault.
The UNCW COM department was also very involved in the production of this event, as Maya Ebrahimnejad, a UNCW COM student was tasked with introducing Tarana Burke.
This lecture was made possible by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Campus Life Arts and Programs, and the Mimi Cunningham Endowment fund. Mimi Cunningham worked at UNCW in a variety of roles from 1982 to 2008, and continues to show support for the university, having supervised over 80 student interns in her professional career.
The next event in the Leadership Lecture Series features Vivian Howard on October 30th. Get information for that event here.