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FEB. 13 // Me Too: Roundtable Discussion

Me Too: A National Conversation Arrives at Central Washington University

Me Too, a movement against sexual harassment and violence sweeping the nation, is the topic of an upcoming roundtable discussion with Central Washington University (CWU) staff, faculty, and students.

Professor Cindy Coe from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies explained this is the first campus event focusing on the Me Too movement. Coe emphasized the purpose of this event went deeper than providing resources and information.

“We planned this as a roundtable so that participants (students, faculty, staff) can come together to make sense of this recent galvanizing of resistance against sexual harassment and violence,” she said. “Why now? Whose voices are being heard, and whose aren't? What is this likely to change?”

The Me Too movement was established in 2006 by Tarana Burke, but exploded on social media following this tweet by actress Alyssa Milano: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” Since posted Oct. 15, 2017, the tweet has over 24,000 retweets and 68,000 replies, noting a heightened level of support between victims, and level of awareness for a serious issue that has been long silenced.

Join the conversation at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC), room 301. This event is free and open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend.

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