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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:00 am

#MeToo originator to be at Notre Dame

Associated Press

SOUTH BEND – University of Notre Dame officials on Monday announced that the activist who coined the phrase #MeToo more than a decade before it exploded as a global hashtag will speak at the university this month.

Tarana Burke will visit at the campus Feb. 25 to speak about the #MeToo movement as part of the university’s Black History Month events.

The event is free and open to the public.

According to te South Bend Tribune, Burke is a civil rights activist from the Bronx, New York, who began using the phrase “Me Too” in 2006 to raise awareness about sexual abuse and assault, particularly among girls and women of color and in marginalized communities.

The phrase grew into a broader movement following the 2017 use of #MeToo as a hashtag in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against prominent Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.