cover of UNBOUND book by Tarana Burke, graphic portrait of the author

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement

Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement
A Book Talk with Tarana Burke

Register for this free Zoom webinar here.

From the founder and activist behind one of the most impactful social justice movements in contemporary American history, Tarana Burke debuts a powerful memoir, Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement, that details her journey to those two simple yet infinitely powerful two words— #MeToo, that drove the devastating impact of rampant, unchecked sexual assault HOME to millions across the globe.

For nearly three decades, activist and advocate Tarana J. Burke has worked at the intersection of racial justice, arts and culture, anti-violence and gender equity. Fueled by commitments to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly Black women and girls, Tarana has created, led and participated in 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.

This event is part of our year-long exploration on the theme of “Home, What does it look like now?” How can we reconsider home in the 21st century as we cross states and borders seeking comfort, safety and identity? Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, state sanctioned violence against black bodies coupled with enhancing diverse and inclusive curricula, the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) will explore the significant ways black visual narratives respond to the cultural, dynamic political, social, economic as well intimate changes that force us to (re)interrogate previous conceptions of home.

Organized by the NYU Institute of African American Affairs and Center for Black Visual Culture. Co-sponsored by the following NYU entities: Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation; the 370J Project; the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality; the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis; and the Department of Photography & Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts.

Thanks to Ms. Burke’s generosity, we are thrilled to announce that the first 335 NYU students, faculty, and employees who register for this event are eligible to receive a free copy of Tarana’s book, Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement! Pick up instructions will be emailed to eligible registrants about a week before the event. Please be sure to register with your Net ID and identify yourself on the registration form as an NYU student, faculty, or staff member.

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