Me Too movement pioneer to be first spring ULS speaker

By Maria Ranoni, NEWS EDITOR
On October 15, 2018

Tarana Burke, founder of the initial Me Too movement, will speak at USF on Jan. 22 as part of the University Lecture Series.

Tarana Burke, who created the Me Too movement over a decade ago, according to The New York Times, will be the first University Lecture Series speaker of the spring semester, it was announced at Monday night's Stampede Comedy Show.

Burke, who will speak Jan. 22, did not initially receive credit after the movement grew in popularity last year, according to The Times.

Burke’s creation has evolved into the #MeToo movement and has become a cultural phenomenon, bringing awareness to stories of sexual harassment and assault.

Celebrities like Alyssa Milano, Taylor Swift, Terry Crews and Ashley Judd are among those who have shared their stories using the since-viral hashtag.

TIME Magazine named the individuals who have spoken out and used #MeToo to share their stories as the “Persons of the Year” in 2017.

“Sexual harassment does bring shame,” Burke, 44, said in an interview with TIME last year. “And I think it's really powerful that this transfer is happening, that these women are able not just to share their shame but to put the shame where it belongs: on the perpetrator.”

 

Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly

More usforacle News Articles

Recent usforacle News Articles

Discuss This Article

MOST POPULAR USFORACLE

GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY

How do you most commonly view stories from the Oracle

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER

TODAY'S PRINT EDITION

Log In

or Create an account

Employers & Housing Providers

Employers can list job opportunities for students

Post a Job

Housing Providers can list available housing

Post Housing

Log In

Forgot your password?

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

Please Select Your College/University:

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
OR
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format