News | 13 February 2015

Anita Hill to speak at UC Santa Cruz on gender and racial equality


AnitaBy Scott Rappaport, UCSC Newscenter

Anita Hill’s life changed forever in 1991 when a television audience of 22 million saw her testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Clarence Thomas.

Her calm demeanor–as she was pressed to endlessly repeat the graphic descriptions of sexual harassment she endured while working for Thomas–struck a chord with the public and began a conversation about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that still resonates today.

Now an author and professor of law, public policy, and women’s studies at Brandeis University, Hill comes to UC Santa Cruz on Thursday, February 26, to deliver a free public lecture on the topic: “Speaking Truth to Power: Gender and Racial Equality, 1991-2015.”

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