Anita Hill: Speaking Truth to Power
Anita Hill made sexual harassment a national issue by testifying at the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas in 1991. Her bravery empowered thousands of women to bring their own sexual harassment lawsuits and helped revolutionize the treatment of women in the workplace. Today, Ms. Hill continues her mission and trailblazing efforts by fighting for institutional change to increase parity and protection for women and minorities.
Ms. Hill is Professor of Social Policy, Law and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University and she also leads the Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace, composed of leading executives in the entertainment industry. The committee is examining the pattern of sexual abuse in Hollywood that the #MeToo campaign has exposed since Harvey Weinstein was accused of abuse in October 2017.
Be part of an unforgettable, impactful night when Ms. Hill speaks about lessons learned and progress won since her testimony, how institutions can step up to promote equality - from colleges holding students and fraternities more accountable, to companies punishing abusive employees and executives. And why it’s more important than ever before to keep fighting for vigorous enforcement of the law and creative positive change within organizations.