Spotlight on Leadership

11th Annual Spotlight on Leadership

The next Spotlight on Leadership Lecture will be announced Fall 2019!
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Tarana Burke



10th Annual Spotlight on Leadership
A Conversation with Tarana Burke
on the ‘Me Too’ Movement
March 25, 2019


Tarana Burke

Tarana Burke is an African-American civil rights activist from the Bronx, New York who founded the Me Too movement. In 2006, Burke began using the phrase Me Too to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and assault in society, and the phrase developed into a broader movement, following the 2017 use of #MeToo as a hashtag. Time Magazine named Burke the 2017 Time "Person of the Year". Burke is currently Senior Director of Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn.







Villanova prepares students to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. In the spirit of this mission, the Office of Student Involvement offers a Spotlight on Leadership lecture for the campus community. Past speakers include Bob Woodward, Associate Editor of the Washington Post, Somaly Mam, Cambodian Human Rights Activist and CNN Hero, and The Honorable Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, NJ, Carli Lloyd, Co-Captain of the Women's National Soccer team Joseph Clancy, Director of the Secret Service,, and Dr. Kerry Cronin of the Lonergan Institute at Boston College.