MIT and LinkedIn co-founder award MeToo leaders

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2018, file photo, Tarana Burke arrives at Variety's Power of Women event at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Burke, an activist who coined the phrase "Me Too" more than a decade before it became a global slogan for survivors of sexual violence, is one of three people selected for the MIT Media Lab Disobedience award. Organizers say the award highlights effective, ethical disobedience across disciplines like scientific research, civil rights, freedom of speech and human rights. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Three women influential in the #MeToo movement are getting an MIT award that rewards 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.

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.

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.

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