“Anita: Speaking Truth to Power”

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:30 pm
Venue: Nourse Theater

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 and Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home. 

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the intimate story of the woman who spoke truth to power. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film is both a celebration of Anita Hill’s legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family, many of whom were by her side that fateful day 22 years ago.

Hosted by Roy Eisenhardt