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Anita Hill Speaks to Women in Sex Harassment Testimony Anniversary
New York, NY– Today marks the 20th anniversary of Anita Hill's powerful testimony against sexual harassment in the workplace, a historic moment honored in New York this Saturday.
Anita Hill, professor of social policy, law and women’s studies at Brandeis University will be the keynote speaker and honoree at the one-day commemorative conference, “Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later” held at Hunter College.
The New York-based conference will discuss present-day realities for women, facilitated by three panels of scholars, journalists, attorneys and activists. The conference will include highlights from First Run Feature's film, ‘Sex and Justice,’ about Hill's testimony at the confirmation hearings of U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas, and "Speaking Truth to Power," a performance curated by V-Day Founder, Eve Ensler.
Anita Hill recently leant her voice to another groundbreaking woman in history when she recorded a narrative for the audio version of Women’s eNews history tour Opening the Way. Hill spoke as the voice of Elizabeth Jennings, the first African American to win a lawsuit against race discrimination on NYC public transit.
Listen to Anita Hill speak and find out more about Elizabeth Jennings, here.
To read about Women’s eNews history tour, visit: Opening the Way
Women's eNews are one of many co-sponsors supporting the Anita Hill conference in New York this weekend.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later will bring together three generations to witness, respond and analyze present day realities in law, politics, the confluence of race, class and gender, the persistent questioning of women’s credibility, issues of black masculinity and current cases of sexual harassment. The conference will also include highlights from First Run Feature’s film about Anita Hill’s testimony ‘Sex and Justice.
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