Leading Prevention Education Innovator EVERFI Announces ‘Me Too’ Founder Tarana Burke as Keynote Speaker for Campus Prevention Network Summit
Burke to address college & university professionals, campus leaders, and advocates dedicated to campus safety and prevention
Washington, DC — Leading education technology innovator EVERFI, Inc. today announced social justice advocate and founder of the Me Too Movement Tarana Burke as its keynote speaker for the Campus Prevention Network Summit, a three-day gathering for higher education professionals to learn and share strategies for enhancing prevention and compliance efforts at their institutions.
The Campus Prevention Network Summit, taking place June 6-8 in New Orleans, is powered by a national network of more than 1,700 colleges and universities dedicated to making breakthrough progress on the critical health and safety issues impacting the lives of students, staff, and faculty.
“Tarana brings a powerful story and wealth of experience in addressing sexual assault, and I can think of no one better to keynote this year’s Summit as we convene higher education leaders and changemakers from across the country, all with the shared goal of creating safer, healthier campus communities, ” said Rob Buelow, EVERFI Vice President for Prevention Education.
Burke has been fighting for social justice and advocating on behalf of sexual assault survivors for over 25 years. Burke spearheaded the Me Too Movement years before it became a viral hashtag as the founder of Just Be, Inc., a nonprofit that support survivors. Additionally, Burke serves as the Senior Director of Programs for Girls for Gender Equity, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that fights for equal opportunity for women. For her work taking action against sexual harassment and assault, Burke was recognized with The Silence Breakers as Time Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year.
The Campus Prevention Summit brings together campus health and safety stakeholders, supporting student affairs administrators, prevention practitioners, Title IX coordinators, fraternity & sorority personnel, and senior campus leaders to create meaningful change on the most intractable issues in higher education.
The 10th annual Campus Prevention Network Summit will offer attendees a one-of-a-kind professional development experience including:
Content tracks focused on Sexual Assault & Harassment, Alcohol & Other Drugs, Wellness & Mental Health, and Diversity & Inclusion
Inspiring keynotes, curated breakouts, and in-depth networking sessions
Updates and best practices around state and federal compliance requirements
Opportunities to receive continuing education credits through engaging content
Last year’s CPN Summit brought together 500 attendees representing colleges nationwide of all sizes and demographics. Learn more about this year’s Summit and register here.
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About EVERFI, Inc.
EVERFI’s Campus Prevention Network is a nationwide initiative of over 1,700 institutions dedicated to creating safer, healthier campus communities. Any college or university may join the Campus Prevention Network free of charge by agreeing to take a pledge to adopt the highest standards of prevention related to critical health and safety challenges, including sexual assault and alcohol & other drug abuse, and to assess the progress and impact of their efforts. Through the Campus Prevention Network, colleges and universities will have access to prevention best practices, regulatory compliance expertise, ongoing professional development, and groundbreaking prevention research. Campuses can join the network and take the pledge here.
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