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Clark Atlanta University to Participate in ‘Me Too’ HBCU Tour

Posted on Friday, April 05, 2019

ATLANTA, GA -- April 5, 2019— April marks Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, a critical time to engage communities on preventing sexual violence; this year is themed “Awareness to Action”. On April 9, 2019, the ‘Me Too’ HBCU Tour comes to Clark Atlanta University along with other AUC institutions for a full day of events geared towards students, faculty, and administrators who want to learn how to end sexual violence and rape culture on campus. Tarana Burke and Yaba Blay, two of this decade’s most prominent figures within the intersections of dismantling racism and ending sexual violence, are pairing up to facilitate this critical work.

A men’s only workshop will be held at 1:00 PM in the Aldridge Auditorium at the Thomas Cole Research and Science Center, facilitated by former NFL player, Wade Davis. Davis is the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant and currently consults for numerous professional sports leagues on issues at the intersection of sexism, racism and homophobia. He creates league-wide inclusive leadership strategies, leads inclusion-training sessions for coaches and players, and builds and launches national engagement initiatives.

In addition to his work in sports, Davis currently consults for Netflix, Google, Viacom and others to co-create transformative solutions to build inclusive corporate cultures. He is a Global Champion for Innovation for UN Women and a founding member of VICE’s Inclusion Advisory board with Gloria Steinem, Roberta Kaplan, Tina Tchen and others.  Participants can sign up here.

“Our goal is to reframe and expand the global conversation around sexual violence to speak to the needs of a broader spectrum of survivors,” Burke said. “Young Black people across the diaspora- along spectrums of class, gender, sexuality, and ability- rely on and invest in HBCUs not to just facilitate an education, but to keep them safe while doing so. We’re holding academic institutions accountable and harnessing our collective power to create strategies for sustained systemic change.”

College campuses are often the first line of defense in the work to create safe and accountable communities for their students and faculty, and as such, have been instrumental in the growth of the ‘me too.’ movement. Through a strategic convening with campus leaders; a workshop for men and male-identifying individuals; a campus-wide commitment to disrupting and preventing sexual assault; and a fireside chat with Tarana Burke and Yaba Blay, the ‘me too.’ HBCU Tour will attempt to explore this disparity and set in motion some strategic actions to close the resource gap for historically black colleges and universities.

For more information and to register for the events, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-me-too-hbcu-tour-registration-58770925420

About Clark Atlanta University

Established in 1988 by the consolidation of Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is one of the Nation’s foremost research institutions, offering students from around the United States and several foreign countries the opportunity to engage in 38 exciting areas of study at bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Located in the historic heart of Atlanta, one of the world's great international cities, CAU’s nearly 4,000 students enjoy access to academic and co-curricular experiences, from forensic debate, to on-air broadcasting, to cancer research with world-renowned investigators. From the arts to zoology, CAU combines nearly 300 years of tradition with a solid focus on academic excellence to produce leaders who will shape the future of the global community. To learn more about Clark Atlanta University, visit www.cau.edu.

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Keywords: Me Too