Jana Sayson

Photo and Video Student Worker

Jana Sayson is a filmmaker and photographer from Las Vegas studying journalism and fine art photography at the University of Nevada, Reno. While her interests in visual storytelling very widely, she is particularly interested in telling the story of the human experience through art, music, and culture. She is also an alum of the 2018 NPR Next Generation Radio Bootcamp.

Outside the newsroom, she loves experimenting with analog film, spending time with her dog, and eating cheesecake.

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Jana Sayson

The founder of the #MeToo movement, Tarana Burke, spoke at the University of Nevada, Reno Joe Crowley Student Union on Wednesday. She shared the story behind the inspiration for the movement, which now aims to help survivors of sexual abuse and assault. The movement also aims to inspire solidarity toward victims. While Burke has dedicated many years toward this movement, #MeToo gained popularity in 2017, after several stories of assault and harassment surfaced in the film industry.

Click through the slideshow to learn more about the event and attendees.