December 1, 2017 / Modified dec 1, 2017 3:46 p.m.

#metoo: Empowerment Through Empathy

Also on Arizona Spotlight: John Waters brings his love for Christmas to Tucson; astronomical photographs celebrate the beauty of the planet Mars.

Tarana spot 1 Tarana Burke, director of JustBe Inc. and founder of the "#metoo" movement. (PHOTO: Kaia Burke)

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Featured on the December 1st, 2017 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

  • 10 years ago, Tarana Burke became the founder of the "#metoo" movement that is now playing an important part in the nationwide conversation about sexual assault. Adiba Nelson talks with Burke about being a survivor, and how the movement's message of empowerment and empathy is being expressed...

Listen to the full conversation between Adiba Nelson and Tarana Burke:

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Resources for coping with sexual assault:

Tarana unsized Tarana Burke, director of JustBe Inc. and founder of the "#metoo" movement. (PHOTO: Kaia Burke)
  • From his outrageous comedies to his passion for the trashy side of pop culture, director John Waters has become an unusual and outspoken American icon. This weekend, Waters is visiting the Rialto Theatre in Tucson on his annual Christmas tour. Mark interviews him about the things he loves best - and hates most - about the holiday season...

"The John Waters Christmas Tour" will bring his unique kind of holiday spirit - for mature audiences - to the Rialto Theatre in downtown Tucson on Saturday, December 2nd at 8 pm.

john waters spotlight Filmmaker, author & bon vivant John Waters.
  • Mars: The Pristine Beauty of the Red Planet is a mammoth new book from the University of Arizona Press. It presents the most striking images collected from ten years of research with the Mars HiRISE camera. Sara Hammond talks with two HiRISE scientific investigators about how these amazingly sharp and colorful images were captured, and how they were selected for the book...
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mars page 315 spotlight This colorful image is of outcrops near the rim of Holden Crater on Mars, creased by megabreccia, a mixture of jumbled rocks, some 10 meters across. (PHOTO: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)

Mars book 7 These layers in Cross Crater are unusually rich in the minerals alunite and kaolinite. Alunite deposits have been mined (on Earth) for aluminum, and kaolinite is mined for a wide range of uses including ceramics, medicine and paint. (PHOTO: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)

Mars book 8 Impact megabreccia is exposed here, covered in places by younger windblown materials. (PHOTO: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)

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