MeToo founder Tarana Burke Margaret Atwood honoured for activism

first_imgShe noted that she was “desperate to change the narrative about the MeToo movement before it’s too late.”Another misconception, according to Burke: that the current cultural reckoning is a “moment.”“It is a mistake to think of this as a moment,” she said. “Movements are long, and they are built over time. Movements are made from moments.” They were honouring stars of Hollywood, the media and literature, but it was longtime activist and MeToo founder Tarana Burke — a name unknown to most people until six months ago — who got the biggest ovation at Variety’s annual Power of Women event on Friday.Burke, who founded the MeToo movement 12 years ago and runs it out of the Brooklyn, New York, offices of Girls for Gender Equity, said she wanted people to recognize its deeper purpose — working with survivors of sexual assault, and not simply bringing down powerful abusers.“Folks think it’s about naming and shaming, about taking down powerful men. But they’re wrong,” Burke said. Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Activist Tarana Burke attends Variety’s Power of Women event Friday in New York and told the audience she’s “desperate to change” the narrative surrounding the MeToo movement before it’s too late. (Evan Agostini/Invision/The Associated Press)last_img read more

Lobster season begins

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:000 pounds of lobster caught, 40, lobster season opens in TCI, provo seafood five cays Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 18, 2016 – When lobster season opened on Monday over 40,000 pounds of the coral dwelling crustacean were caught.  The spiny lobster opening day was not as big as last year, but with 80% of the boats in Provo and South Caicos reporting – it was a big day and scores turned out to watch as the fishing boats rolled in.Magnetic Media was informed that the lobster fisherman were returning to Provo Seafood in Five Cays from as early as 3pm on August 15 and that from Provo, there were nearly 70 vessels on the seas chasing the spiny lobster.Lobster season remains open until March 2017.  At least one season opening event is announced as planned at Froggies on Da Beach in September.last_img read more