Clark Atlanta University to Participate in ‘Me Too’ HBCU Tour
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
In addition to his work in sports, Davis currently consults for Netflix, Google, Viacom
“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
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