Last week Obama, next week Tarana Burke. U of I students are getting some amazing opportunities this month. Burke, who began the Me Too movement 10 years ago, well before it became the viral hashtag of 2017, is speaking at Foellinger on September 18th at 7 p.m. It will be open to students with a valid i-Card. Here are the details from the Illini Union:

Tarana Burke, the creator of the ‘me too.’ movement has developed this revolutionary journey over the past 10 years. She will be speaking on Tuesday, September 18th at 7 p.m. in the Foellinger Auditorium.

Tarana Burke shares the story behind the genesis of the viral 2017 TIME Person of the Year-winning ‘me too.’ movement, and gives strength and healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma or harassment. The simple yet courageous ‘me too’ campaign has emerged as a rallying cry for people everywhere who have survived sexual assault and sexual harassment – and Tarana’s powerful poignant story as creator of what is now an international movement that supports survivors will move, uplift, and inspire you.

Tarana will lead a lecture followed by a question and answer session for the audience. Foellinger Auditorium is located on the south side of the Main Quad on the University of Illinois campus at 709 S Matthews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801. This is a free lecture open to students with a valid i-Card.