On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE) will be hosting its 5th annual fundraising and awareness gala in the beautiful Hall D at the Shaw Conference Centre with an anticipated 500 guests in attendance. This year's event, We Believe: Let's Move Forward Together will be an evening of excellent dining and exceptional entertainment dedicated to growing communities free of sexual violence. As this year's keynote speaker we are thrilled to feature Tarana Burke, creator of the #MeToo campaign and one of the «Silence Breakers» honoured with Time Magazine's Person of the Year Award.
More About Tarana Burke:
Tarana Burke shares the heartbreaking story behind the genesis of the viral ‘me too’ movement, and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment.
The simple yet courageous #metoo hashtag campaign has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment – and Tarana’s powerful, poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift, and inspire you.
#metoo is not just an overnight hashtag sensation; Tarana has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to social justice and to laying the groundwork for a movement that was initially created to help young women of color who survived sexual abuse and assault. The movement now inspires solidarity, amplifies the voices thousands of victims of sexual abuse, and puts the focus back on survivors.
A sexual assault survivor herself, Tarana is now working under the banner of The ‘me too’ Movement to assist other survivors and those who work to end sexual violence. She is also senior director of programs at Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equity. On stage, she provides words of empowerment that lift up marginalized voices, enables survivors across all races, genders, or classes to know that they are not alone, and creates a place for comfort and healing to those who have experienced trauma.
What is the accessibility of the venue?
The venue has been assessed for accessibility. Specifics regarding accessibility can be provided upon request and will be sent to all guests prior to the event.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Please visit the Shaw Conference Centre's website for information on transportation and parking.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call us at 780-423-4102 Monday — Thursday 9:00 — 5:00.
What's the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable but may be transferred to a different guest.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
We'll have a guest list with your name so there is no need to bring your ticket, but having an electronic or printed ticket may speed up the check in process.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Tickets may be transferred to a different guest until May 8, 2018. If you wish to transfer your ticket after this date please contact the event organizers.