The #MeToo Survivors’ March will start at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave.
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.
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.”
“For every Harvey Weinstein, there’s a hundred more men in the neighborhood who are doing the exact same thing,” Burke says. “The conversation around harassment in Hollywood will broaden to include other industries if we force it to!”
Other speakers at Sunday’s march 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, activists Aleesha Barlow, Jayda Rasberry, Ivy Quicho, Samuel Lloyd — who is the best friend of Gemmel Moore, a black male escort who was found dead this summer in prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck’s West Hollywood apartment — and activist/community organizer Hussain Turk.For a complete list of speakers, please click here.
For more information, please visit the #MeToo Survivors’ March Facebook page.