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Where human needs and government intersect. The Division of Community Services promotes ongoing economic security and independence for the people of Shelby County. We do this by promoting, coordinating and delivering services that address the underlying conditions for well-being and justice. We strive to be a highly organized team and partner, dedicated to promoting a strong community where all people are able to reach their full potential.

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Jul 08

#MeToo and Pathways to Healing

Posted on July 8, 2022 at 10:15 AM by Jessica Harris


Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center
#MeToo and Pathways to Healing

The hashtag #MeToo became viral in 2017, but the creator of that hashtag and the Me Too Movement was founded by survivor and activist Tarana Burke in 2006.  Her vision for the movement was to bring resources, support, and pathways to healing where none existed before, including for many African American women.  Ms. Burke knew that many survivors of sexual violence keep their story to themselves – hiding the truth from others and often sitting in shame and self-blame.  The validation that survivors felt, and still feel, from the Me Too Movement can be a first step on their path towards healing.  Survivors now know they are not alone; that they don’t have to go through this alone; and that there is a possibility of healing after violence.  For more information on the Me Too Movement, visit:  https://metoomvmt.org/.  For assistance and support after sexual violence, call CVRCC’s 24-hour hotline: 901-222-4350.