Published On: Sat, Nov 11th, 2017

‘Me Too’ Survivor’s March to Take Place in Hollywood – Variety

A #MeToo survivor’s march for survivors of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse is set to take place Sunday in Hollywood starting at 10 a.m.

Tarana Burke, the original creator of the “Me Too” hashtag, is leading the effort and is scheduled to be the event’s featured speaker. The event will kick off at Hollywood and Highland, and will include a number of speakers. A march to the CNN building will begin at 11 a.m. where a press conference will take place. Between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., a rally will be held back at Hollywood and Highland.

“For every Harvey Weinstein, there’s a hundred more men in the neighborhood who are doing the exact same thing,” Burke said. “The conversation around harassment in Hollywood will broaden to include other industries if we force it to.”

Actress Estefania Rebellon will emcee the event, with SAG-AFTRA National board member Frances Fischer will be on hand as well, in addition to Chelsea Byers, chair of the Campaign to End the Statute of Limitations on Rape and Sexual Assault..

Other speakers at the rally will include lead organizer Brenda Gutierrez, writer and media commentator Jasmyne Cannick, activists Aleesha Barlow, Jayda Rasberry, Ivy Quicho, Samuel Lloyd — who is the best friend of Gemmel Moore, a black male escort who was found dead this summer in prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck’s West Hollywood apartment — and activist/community organizer Hussain Turk.

The “Me Too” hashtag entered the national conversation when actress Alyssa Milano used it to bring awareness to the prevalence of instances of sexual harassment.

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