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“Me Too” Founder Tarana Burke Making Activism More Accessible Via “Me Too Act Too” Site

Written by Good Black News

October 15, 2020

[Me Too Founder Tarana Burke photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images]

The Me Too Movement against sexual violence and sexual harassment gained widespread attention three years ago. In 2020, the movements against racial violence, police brutality and the ongoing struggle with the coronavirus pandemic have also emerged as dominating issues of our times.

According to the Huffington Post, Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too Movement and a longtime activist, knows people are outraged ― and overwhelmed. So Burke and the Me Too organization, in collaboration with creative data marketing agency FCB/SIX, are launching a new digital platform called “Me Too Act Too” that allows activists, experienced and new, to educate themselves and get involved.

To quote from Huff Post:

“I think one of the mistakes that we make on the movement side is that there’s so much judgment around what it means to be an activist or what it means to be active. And if you’re not doing it a certain way, then you’re not really contributing. And that’s not true,” Burke told HuffPost.

Me Too Act Too is a crowd-sourced digital platform that gives “survivors, advocates and allies tools to work toward a world free of sexual violence,” according to the organization. The website is meant to be an accessible tool for people who may not see themselves as career activists or who do not have the ability to devote a large amount of time to this work.

“If you are an armchair activist who is only able to post things on Twitter or Instagram or who only has an hour a week to contribute, but you do still feel passionate right now, you can do this,” she added.

The website provides hundreds of resources and actions for users. Some are as small as movies to watch, books to read or podcasts to listen to that will help people understand how rape culture works. Other tools are larger, like helping users register to vote, donate to organizations or attend educational conferences and speaking series. The platform also lets users create a personalized plan for every day actions they can take to help end sexual violence.

To read Huff Post’s interview with Burke, click here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/me-too-act-too-tarana-burke_n_5f876bfdc5b6c5eccffcfe6d?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000051

Original article source: https://goodblacknews.org/2020/10/15/me-too-founder-tarana-burke-making-activism-more-accessible-via-me-too-act-too-site/ | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

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