Creator of the #MeToo Campaign,Tarana Burke, to Lead Survivors’ March In Hollywood
Sunday Nov. 12th Gathering at 10am for #MeTooMarch #MeToo Rally at Hollywood & Highland 1PM- 3PM
“For every Harvey Weinstein, there’s a hundred more men in the neighborhood who are doing the exact same thing. The conversation around harassment in Hollywood will broaden to include other industries if we force it to!" -Tarana Burke
The original creator of the #MeToo Campaign, TARANA BURKE, will be the featured speaker at a march and rally for survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual abuse in Hollywood on Sun., Nov. 12.
WHEN: 8:30a.m.-9:30a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, Ahead of the #MeTooMarch and Rally
WHAT: Media Check-in and Availability with Tarana Burke, #MeToo Creator; Brenda Gutierrez, #MeToo March for Survivors' Creator; plus several of other speakers from the #MeToo Rally.
WHERE: Northwest Corner of Hollywood & Highland 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(In front of Forever 21, Look for #MeToo Banner)
The #MeToo Survivors’ March will gather at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. The #MeToo Survivors’ Rally will be held 1p.m.- 3p.m., also at Hollywood and Highland.
8:30-9:30am - Media-Check-in and Availability with Tarana Burke, #MeToo Creator,
Brenda Gutierrez, #MeToo March for Survivors' Creator; plus several of other speakers from the #MeToo Rally.
Northwest Corner of Hollywood & Highland 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(Outside Forever 21, Look for #MeToo Banner)
10am - Gather at Hollywood & Highland - 6801 Hollywood Blvd., LA, 90028
11am - March to CNN Building 6430 Sunset Blvd, LA, 90028
12pm - Press Conference Outside CNN (Take Back The Workplace March Speakers - ONLY!)
12:30 - March Back to Hollywood and Highland for Rally
1pm - #MeToo Rally Starts - Hollywood and Highland
3pm - #MeToo Rally Ends- Hollywood and Highland
MORE ON TARANA BUKE and the other MeToo Rally Speakers:
Ten years before the allegations against Harvey Weinstein became public knowledge, Tarana Burke was already helping young women talk about sexual assault. Working with girls at an organization she co-founded called Just Be Inc., where she heard a lot of reports of sexual violence and she wanted to offer young survivors what she needed in the aftermath of her own assault: empathy. So she started the #MeToo campaign “to spread a message for survivors: You’re heard, you’re understood.”
Other speakers at Sunday’s #MeTooMarch and rally include lead organizer BRENDA GUTIERREZ who put together the #MeToo Survivors’ March after she saw her Facebook newsfeed fill up with the "#MeToo" status’ in reaction to recent Hollywood revelations involving sexual assault. Joining Gutierrez will be writer and media commentator JASMYNE CANNICK, ALEESHA BARLOW the creator of Tell Somebody Inc., an organization that works toward ending child abuse of any kind and JAYDA RASBERRY, the Organizing Director for Dignity and Power Now, a grassroots organization based in L.A. that fights for the dignity and power of incarcerated people, their families, and communities.
IVY QUICHO, rape survivor and the AF3IRM National Chairperson, a group that hosts the Purple Rose Day campaign against the trafficking and commodification of women and children’s bodies, SAMUEL LLOYD, best friend of Gemmel Moore, 26, a Black gay male escort who was found dead on July 27 in prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck’s West Hollywood apartment under suspicious circumstances, HUSSAIN TURK is a survivor of rape and sexual battery, is also a queer HIV+ Pakistani Muslim attorney and community organizer.
CHELSEA BYERS is the Chair of the Campaign to End the Statute of Limitations on Rape and Sexual Assault #EndRapeSOL - the ongoing effort to abolish timelines for reporting violent sexual crimes, and FRANCES FISHER, an actress, activist and National board member of SAG-AFTRA. She is extremely grateful to her fellow actresses who brought sexual assault to the attention of the world, and is here now to stand with survivors from all walks of life.
EMCEE: Estefania Rebellon, activist and actress.
For more information, please visit the #MeToo Survivors’ March Facebook page.
RELEVANT HASHTAGS: #MeToo #MeTooMarch #WeBelieveYou
SOURCES AND RESOURCES:
VOX: “FOR EVERY HARVEY WEINSTEIN, THERE’S A HUNDRED MORE MEN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WHO ARE DOING THE EXACT SAME THING”
LA SENTINEL: BLACK WOMAN, WHO IS THE ORIGINAL CREATOR OF THE #METOO CAMPAIGN, TARANA BURKE, TO LEAD SURVIVORS’ MARCH IN HOLLYWOOD
RAINN: WHAT IS SEXUAL ASSAULT?
ALLIANCE TO END SEXUAL VIOLENCE: WOMEN OF COLOR AND SEXUAL ASSAULT