CAMBRIDGE (AP) — Three women influential in the #MeToo movement are receiving an MIT award that recognizes disobedience for the good of society.
The MIT Media Lab Disobedience award carries a $250,000 cash prize funded by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman.READ MORE: 'It Means Celebrating Freedom': Communities Across Boston Celebrate 1st Juneteenth As National Holiday
This year’s prize will be shared by Tarana Burke, BethAnn McLaughlin and Sherry Marts. Burke is an activist who coined the phrase “Me Too” more than a decade before it became a slogan for survivors of sexual violence. McLaughlin and Marts have worked to combat harassment in science fields.
Organizers say the award highlights effective, ethical disobedience across disciplines like scientific research, civil rights, freedom of speech and human rights.READ MORE: 'Know The Area': Bourne Fire Chief Issues Warning To Swimmers After Recent Rescues From Rip Currents
Four finalists will each get $10,000.
Last year’s award went to two people who exposed problems from lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan.MORE NEWS: Boil Water Order Rescinded In Burlington 2 Days After E. Coli Found
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