Amy Richards, Cynthia Greenberg, and Anita Hill

discuss

I Still Believe Anita Hill:
Three Generations Discuss the Legacies of Speaking Truth to Power

This event includes a book signing

Date

May
3
Friday
May 3, 2013
3:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome editors AMY RICHARDS and CYNTHIA GREENBERG and contributor ANITA HILL for a discussion of I Still Believe Anita Hill: Three Generations Discuss the Legacies of Speaking Truth to Power.

In the fall of 1991, Anita Hill captured the country's attention, when she testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee describing sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas, who had been her boss, and was about to ascend to the Supreme Court. We know what happened: she was challenged, disbelieved, and humiliated; he was given a life-long appointment to decide America's judicial fate. What is less known is how many women and men were inspired because of Anita Hill's bravery, how her testimony changed the feminist movement, and how she singlehandedly brought public awareness to the issue of sexual harassment. Thomas might have won his seat, but Anita Hill's legacy mobilized the women's movement and our need to demand more than the status quo.

Twenty years later, this collection brings together three generations to witness, respond to, and analyze Hill's impact and present insights in law; politics; the confluence of race, class, and gender; the persistent questioning of women's credibility; and current cases of sexual harassment. With original contributions by Melissa Harris-Perry, Catharine MacKinnon, Patricia J. Williams, Eve Ensler, Ai Jen Poo, Kimberly Crenshaw, Lynn Nottage, Gloria Steinem, Lani Guinier, Lisa Kron, Mary Oliver, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Powell, and many others.

Amy Richards
Amy Richards

Amy Richards

Amy Richards is the author of Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself, and co-author (with Jennifer Baumgardner) of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, and co-founder of Soapbox, Inc, the feminist lecture agency.

Anita Hill
Anita Hill

Anita Hill

Anita Hill is professor of social policy, law, and women's studies at Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She has taught and written on issues of social justice, gender and racial equality, and women in leadership, among other topics. In 2008 she was awarded the First Amendment Award by the Ford Hall Forum.

Cynthia Greenberg
Cynthia Greenberg

Cynthia Greenberg

Cynthia Greenberg , a former community organizer, works as a consultant to social justice, human rights, and arts organizations. She organized the Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later conference. She has served on the Boards of numerous organizations including JFREJ, The Shalom Center and, currently, Jewish Voice for Peace and is committed to building and sustaining progressive Jewish life.

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