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SPA Announces Remainder Of Spring Speaker Lineup

Me Too movement founder Tarana Burke and former “Mythbusters” host Grant Imahara will round out the Student Programming Association’s Distinguished Speaker Series, the organization announced Monday.

Burke will share the story behind the Me Too movement, which won 2017 TIME Person of the Year, and give strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment. Her talk will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in Heritage Hall at the HUB.

Imahara, who’s now the co-host of Netflix series “White Rabbit Project,” is also a special FX modelmaker. He’ll give a mesmerizing behind-the-scenes look at his work on “Mythbusters” and “Star Wars” as well as into the world of engineering and innovation in entertainment. Imahara’s talk will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 in Alumni Hall at the HUB.

Previously announced speakers in the series include Real Talk: Diversity, a panel featuring Noor Tagouri, Sonia Nazario and Brian Mosteller on Tuesday, March 20, and W. Kamau Bell on Tuesday, April 3. Students will valid ID will be able to pick up tickets for all these events at a later date, which SPA will announce.

Think you have what it takes to plan next year’s speakers? SPA’s lecture committee is also accepting applications until Saturday, March 10.

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