Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn

Annual Break the Silence Speakers Series

Amber Tamblyn
Amber Tamblyn

Featuring Time’s Up Activist, Author and Actor Amber Tamblyn

Activist, author, actor and co-founder of the Time’s Up Movement Amber Tamblyn will be in Asheville on Thursday, March 12, 2020 for a powerful address on her role in anti-sexual violence activism and in the Time’s Up and Me Too movements.

Amber Tamblyn is passionate in her fight for women’s rights as an unrelenting voice in the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements. Amber has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. She is the author of six books, including the most recent critically acclaimed nonfiction memoir, Era of Ignition: Coming of Age During a Time of Rage and Revolution.

Amber wrote and directed the feature film Paint it Black based on the novel by Janet Fitch which is now on Netflix. She also reviews books of poetry by women for Bust Magazine and is a poet in residence at Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls. As an avid proponent of equity, Amber is a founding member of the Time’s Up movement. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times and has written several powerful op-eds regarding Time’s Up and #MeToo, including I’m Not Ready for the Redemption of Men, I’m Done with Not Being Believed, and Redefining the Red Carpet.

“We at Our VOICE want to underscore the importance of moving from a ‘moment’ to a ‘movement’,” says Our VOICE Executive Director Angélica Reza Wind. “Me Too and Time’s Up are more than hashtags, they are calls to action. By bringing national leaders to Asheville, we are continuing this vital conversation while shifting norms and attitudes in our culture and in our community.

“Amber Tamblyn is an amazing woman,” continues Wind. “She’s a co-founder of the Time’s Up movement, a survivor, bestselling author, an actor, poet and an outspoken voice for women across the globe. Amber Tamblyn is a life-long advocate of women’s rights and equality, and she speaks to the importance of believing survivors. We hope that her message will remind survivors that we believe them and that they are not alone!”

Our VOICE, Asheville and Buncombe County’s rape crisis center, supports all people in our community ages 13+ who have been impacted by rape, sexual violence or human trafficking. 24/7 crisis line: (828) 255-7576.

Break the Silence 2020, presented by Symmetry Financial and Native Kitchen and Social Pub, is a fundraiser for Our VOICE. All proceeds from Break the Silence directly support survivors in our community in crisis, and sustain prevention programing dedicated to eradicating sexual violence through education, respect and consent.

Break the Silence 2020 takes place on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, 1 Resort Drive in Asheville. Champagne reception at 5 p.m.; program begins at 6:30 p.m. Book signing with Amber Tamblyn immediately follows the program. Tickets: $25; $10 students; $100 Champagne Reception; $125 Champagne Plus (one ticket to the reception, plus the purchase of one community equity ticket). For more details, and to purchase tickets, please visit

Text VOICE or VOZ to 85511 for more information about Our VOICE.

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