Tarana J. Burke, Activist, Author and Creator of the Me Too Movement to Headline CRC’s 6th Annual “Tech with Heart” Gala on Friday, March 31st

  • February 21, 2023

BOCA RATON, Fla. (February 21, 2023) – Activist, advocate, author and founder of the “me too” movement Tarana J. Burke, has been announced as the keynote speaker for Child Rescue Coalition’s (CRC) sixth annual “Tech with Heart” Gala. The gala will be held on Friday, March 31st at 6 p.m. at the Opal Grand Oceanfront Resort & Spa in Delray Beach, Florida. The inspirational evening will feature an elegant dinner, cocktails, live and silent auctions and afterparty.  Proceeds from the evening will enhance Child Rescue Coalition’s technological developments, increase law enforcement training and rescue thousands of children from sexual exploitation and abuse. 

“We are honored to welcome Tarana J. Burke, a truly transformative and impactful advocate and activist as this year’s keynote speaker,” said Carly Yoost, founder and CEO of Child Rescue Coalition. “Her work to end sexual violence has not only exposed the ugly truths of sexism and spoke truth to power, but it has also increased access to resources and support for survivors and paved a way forward for everyone to find their place in the movement.” 

For more than 25 years, activist, advocate, and author Tarana J. Burke has worked at the intersection of sexual violence and racial justice. 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 ‘me too.’ Movement, which has galvanized millions of survivors and allies around the world, and the me too. International nonprofit organization, founded in 2018. Her New York Times bestselling books You Are Your Best Thing and Unbound have illuminated the power of healing, vulnerability, and storytelling in the movement to end sexual violence. 

“Child Rescue Coalition’s mission to end child sexual abuse goes hand in hand with the work I do every day evolving conversation around sexual violence,” said Burke. “I am eager to share my message that puts the focus back on survivors and the need for survivor-centered, survivor-led solutions with CRC’s supporters at the Tech with Heart Gala.” 

TransUnion is the “Tech with Heart” Gala’s Leading Corporate Partner and Presenting Sponsor. The evening will celebrate law enforcement officers’ successful utilization of Child Rescue Coalition’s technology, with an elegant dinner, awards presentation and exciting live and silent auctions. Additional gala sponsors include CP Group, Campbell Creative, E. Desiree Asher, Goldman Sachs, LexisNexis, and SafeToNet

Tickets start at $400 per person and are available via crcgala.givesmart.com. For more information or sponsorships, please email [email protected].  

About Child Rescue Coalition 

Child Rescue Coalition (CRC), a south Florida-based nonprofit organization with global reach, has spent the past decade building the world’s most sophisticated technology to hunt child predators. Through proactive partnerships with law enforcement, the nonprofit’s system has identified over 72.5 million offenders around the world in order to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse. With a mission of protecting innocence through technology, the technology developed by CRC has aided in the arrest of more than 14,300 predators and rescued more than 3,300 abused children in the last ten years. For more information, visit childrescuecoalition.org or call (561) 208-9000.