Tickets continue to sell for the UCCS Significant Speaker event, featuring #metoo founder Tarana Burke. Faculty, staff and students can purchase discounted tickets for $2, while general public tickets will sell for $5, for the April 16 event at the Gallogly Events Center.
Tickets can be purchased online through the UCCS Presents Box Office, in person at the information desks in the University Center and Ent Center for the Arts, or by phone at (719) 255-3232. Tickets for faculty, staff and students can only be purchased at the UC Information Desk. Prices increase April 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. event.
Burke initially used the phrase “Me Too” in 2006 to raise awareness of sexual abuse and assault. It was adopted into a larger movement in 2017 when allegations were made against Harvey Weinstein and later other individuals when actress Alyssa Milano encouraged victims to say “me too” if they’ve experienced harassment. Burke was among the individuals recognized as the 2017 Time Person of the Year among “The Silence Breakers.”
Faculty members can secure blocks of tickets for class or course sections that plan to attend. Contact UCCS Student Life at (719) 255-3540 for additional information.
The UCCS Significant Speaker is sponsored by the Department of Student Life and the Office of Residence Life and Housing. Previous speakers have included Diane Guerrero, Gabby Douglas, LeVar Burton, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye, Bennet Omalu, Jerry Greenfield and Randi Zuckerberg.