Anita Hill

Monday, December 12, 2011, 8:00 pm
Venue: Herbst Theatre

Series: Cultural Studies

Anita Hill is an author and professor of social policy, law, and women’s studies at Brandeis University at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. In 1991, Hill found herself at the center of a media storm and public debate of nearly unprecedented proportions. When she was called to testify during the Supreme Court Justice confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas, she became a symbolic figure of extraordinary controversy. Even before this historic moment, Anita Hill was highly regarded in the profession of law and legal studies. Among the highlights of her legal career were serving as Special Counsel to the Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Education Office of Civil Rights and Advisory to the Chairman of the Equal Rights Employment Opportunities Commission. Hill is the author of Speaking Truth to Power.  Her forthcoming book, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home, explores our current economic crisis through the lens of gender and race inequality.

Robert Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. Reich is the author of thirteen books, including The Work of Nations, Locked in the Cabinet, Supercapitalism, and most recently, Aftershock. He is a frequent commentator for “Marketplace” on National Public Radio.