The Me Too movement was founded in 2006 by social activist and community organizer Tarana Burke as part of a grassroots campaign to promote "empowerment through empathy" among women who have experienced sexual abuse, particularly young women of color from low wealth communities. In October 2017, actress Alyssa Milano encouraged using the hashtag #MeToo on social media to help reveal the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. After millions of people started using the hashtag, the conversation was thrust into the national dialogue. The movement has now grown to include both men and women of all colors and ages. In addition to empathy, there is also a focus on determining the best ways to hold perpetrators responsible and to stop the cycle.
To find speeches regarding the Me Too movement in this archives, search for #MeToo.