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February 28, 2018

In early February, Tarana Burke, the original founder of the #MeToo movement, spoke in Pittsburgh.  Several members of Blackburn Center’s community were fortunate enough to be in attendance at this standing-room-only event, where Ms. Burke spoke about her life, her wor...

February 6, 2018

For most Americans, the #MeToo movement started in the fall of 2017, with the bombshell New York Times story that Harvey Weinstein had been sexually harassing and assaulting employees and actresses for decades.  On October 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted, “if y...

August 30, 2017

On August 12, 2017, white supremacists from across the nation descended on Charlottesville, Virginia for a “Unite the Right” hate rally that quickly descended into violence and chaos.  Blackburn Center joins our statewide and national partners in condemning the racism,...

August 23, 2017

A little over a week ago, the nation watched in horror as a collection of neo Nazis and white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Chanting Nazi slogans and “you will not replace us,” the alleged rally to protest the removal of a Confederate war statue q...

February 22, 2017

Over the past month, we have explored one particular aspect of intersectionality: race.  But race is just one way that women can experience either further oppression or greater privilege.   Intersectionality, a concept first introduced by legal scholar Kimberlé Crensha...

July 27, 2016

When the reboot of the 1980’s classic Ghostbusters was announced last year, the backlash was immediate.  Many proclaimed that this remake would “ruin their childhood,” in large part because the main characters in the 2016 version are all women.   The trailer for the mo...

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