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‘Me Too’ activist uses social justice as a path to healing

In a conversation in Cubberley Auditorium Tuesday evening, civil rights activist Tarana Burke discussed her activism regarding sexual assault, her experience with abuse and her path to healing as a survivor. One of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, she coined the phrase “Me Too” in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual assault. Burke discussed Me Too’s development into a broader movement following the 2016 use of #MeToo as a hashtag. She shared that her work to interrupt sexual violence was not only a quest for social justice, but also a personal path to healing.

Production of The Every 28 Hours Plays: A Staged Reading provides penetrating insight into the Black Lives Matter movement

“Every twenty-eight hours in America, we lose a piece of our soul.”

This is just one of many of the deeply poignant lines from Stanford students’ performance of The Every 28 Hours Plays: A Staged Reading, an event which featured a series of poetic, haunting narratives intended to raise awareness on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Noname Gypsy: Running from paradise

The room was full with students occupying each crevice of open space, an assemblage of dangling feet and note-taking hands papering the air. Noname Gypsy, an elusive and rising underground rapper from Chicago, visited Stanford’s Harmony House last week for an informal talk and Q&A hosted by the Institute for Diversity in the Arts. A…