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In a recent speech, Tarana Burke said Congress, the president, and Supreme Court will no longer protect us; we have to save ourselves.
Tarana Burke accepted the ADCOLOR Catalyst award last week, which honors diversity in creative industries, and took the opportunity to reiterate how timely the #MeToo movement is.
"We are in a moment where we can't count on Congress, or the Supreme Court, or the president for protections," said the #MeToo founder.
Burke contined: "Republicans this week have twice said that what's going on with Brett Kavanaugh is not the #MeToo Movement. That is a lie. It is exactly what this movement is about. It's about survivors and not predators."
"It is going to take the power of people from communities to corporations to do the work of making our communities less vulnerable to sexual violence. We all have a role."
Burke knows it will take "the power of people" but that the work doesn't happen on sweat equity alone and encouraged people to donate to support the work.
She focused the conclusion of her speech on what we can build together. "Me Too isn't a weapon, it is a tool. And with your help we can see that it remains a tool that can be used to reshape our future as opposed to reliving our past."