Tarana Burke, Founder of #MeToo, Delivers Annual Tresolini Lecture

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Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, reflected on the upcoming five-year anniversary of the hashtag going viral on social media while delivering the 42nd Tresolini Lecture on Lehigh's campus.  Though Burke had first used the phrase "Me Too" back in 2006, it went viral in October of 2017 when actress Alyssa Milano sent a tweet following revelations about film producer Harvey Weinstein.  Milano encouraged those who'd been harassed or assaulted to share their stories if they were comfortable, or to simply reply "me too."  Before that, “the idea of being able to put this many people in a room to listen to me talk about the public health crisis that is sexual violence was the furthest thing from my mind,” she told the audience.  Read the full story here.