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Public Film Screening: “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power”

February 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  |  Nickelodeon Theater


Public Film Screenings:

“Anita: Speaking Truth to Power” (77 min. Documentary by Director Freida Mock)
Nickelodeon Theater
Sunday, Feb 22 @ 11am
Monday, Feb 23 @ 7pm

An entire country watched transfixed as a poised, beautiful African-American woman in a blue dress sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. That October day in 1991 Anita Hill, a bookish law professor from Oklahoma, was thrust onto the world stage and instantly became a celebrated, hated, venerated, and divisive figure.

Anita Hill’s graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that resonates still today. She has become an American icon, empowering millions of women and men around the world to stand up for equality and justice.

Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a 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. Anita Hill courageously speaks openly and intimately for the first time about her experiences that led her to testify before the Senate and the obstacles she faced in simply telling the truth. She also candidly discusses what happened to her life and work in the 22 years since.


Public Lecture with Anita Hill at UCSC:

A candid dialogue regarding resistance to individual civil rights, campus sexual assault debates, why black lives matter, and challenges to equality in ‘post-identity’ America.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
UC Santa Cruz, College 9/10 Multipurpose Room
5:30pm Doors Open | 6pm Program | 7:30pm Book signing

Free and open to the public. Limited seating is first-come first-serve (no tickets).



Campus Film Screening:

“Anita: Speaking Truth to Power” documentary will be shown in the Humanities Lecture Hall with a panel and Q&A on campus sexual harassment, gender and race.
Panel: Professors Eileen Zurbriggen (Psychology) and Sylvanna Falcon (LALS) and Tracey Tsugawa (UCSC Title IX Officer). Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, Feb 24 @ 7:30pm
Humanities Lecture Hall (map)


For more information on the film visit:


February 23, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Nickelodeon Theater
210 Lincoln Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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