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Friday, June 25, 2021



Me Too founder demands increased campus safety, sexual violence prevention

Founder of the Me Too Movement Tarana Burke spoke to hundreds of UW-Madison students, faculty and community members Monday, urging them to push the boundaries constructed by the university and create a community based on safety and protection.  Burke, a Bronx, New York native, is a social activist and community organizer who founded the Me Too Movement in 2006. Through her work in social justice, she has shared her lived experience with sexual violence for decades. 


Wisconsin Black Student Union marches in honor of Black Student Strike anniversary

50 years after black UW-Madison students demanded several changes to campus during a strike, the Wisconsin Black Student Union recreated the movement. In 1969, BSU President Rashid Rashad led the strike aimed at calling on the university to make 13 changes to be made to the campus. Some of their most notable demands were the creation of a Black Student Center and an African American Studies Department. The strike lasted for two weeks as over 10,000 students protested in support of their Black peers. 


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