Tarana Burke - Founder of the ‘me too.’ Movement speaks as part of Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories

Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Lenhart Grand Ballroom
Bowen-Thompson Student Union 1001 E Wooster St , Bowling Green, OH 43402

Tarana Burke will share the story behind the genesis of the viral 2017 TIME Person Of The Year-winning ‘me too.’ Movement, and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment.  The simple yet courageous ‘me too.’ hashtag campaign has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment – and Tarana’s powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift, and inspire you.

Ms. Burke's presentation is part of the Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories lecture series hosted by the BGSU University Libraries. Tickets for the event are available below.

General Event Tickets: $25
VIP Tickets: $100
BGSU Student Tickets: Free (must have a valid BGSU student ID)

For questions, please call 419-372-2856 or email libadmin@bgsu.edu.

Past speakers who have presented as part of the Ordinary People, Extraordinary Stories lecture series include: 
  • Mark Kelly, astronaut and author of "Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope," securing his place in history as a role model, modern-day pioneer and leader of distinction 
  • Piper Kerman, best-selling author of “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison,” which was adapted into a critically acclaimed Netflix series
  • Sgt. Matt Eversmann, who was immortalized in the film Black Hawk Down, which tells the heroic account of a group of elite U.S. soldiers sent into Somalia in 1993 as part of a UN peacekeeping operation
  • Jeff Henderson, influential chef, best-selling author Jeff Henderson and creator of the Food Network series “The Chef Jeff Project"
  • Elizabeth Smart, who became a leading advocate for changes in child abduction legislation and recovery programs following her own widely publicized abduction from her home in Utah in 2002
For questions or ticket information, please call 419-372-2856 or email libadmin@bgsu.edu.


Event Type

Information Sessions

Target Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public


Diversity & Inclusion


Social Justice, BEYOND THE DREAM, ordinary people

University Libraries, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
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Lot E, Lot 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D

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