Being Brave 2019
On Friday, November 8, 2019, a star-studded cast came together for Being Brave - An Evening to Celebrate Survivors at the Nicholas Music Center in New Brunswick, NJ. The event was hosted by Lisa Guerrero, Inside Edition’s award-winning, internationally acclaimed chief investigative reporter. Join us as we honor Tarana Burke, social justice activist and founder of the #MeToo movement!
Being Brave honored women who bravely pursue safety and fiercely embark upon a new beginning. The event showcased the importance of permanent, affordable and supportive housing for these brave survivors and encouraged a nationwide expansion of the "housing first" model in which we operate upon at Town Clock. Currently, there are only 40 facilities in the United States that operate under this model. We want to change that!
Grammy Award-winning performers, The American Repertory Ballet Co., elected officials (including NJ Secretary of State, Tahesha Way) and other notable guests were also highlighted.
For more than 25 years, activist and advocate Tarana Burke has worked at the intersection of racial justice, arts and culture and sexual violence. Fueled by commitments to interrupt sexual violence and other systemic inequalities disproportionately impacting marginalized people, particularly black women and girls, Tarana has created and led various campaigns focused on increasing access to resources and support for impacted communities, including the #MeToo movement.
Town Clock is incredibly proud to have honored Tarana at Being Brave 2019 for her incredible, and crucial work which has been the catalyst for a movement of support for the brave survivors all around the world.