The Barbara Lee & Elihu Harris Lecture Series announces 2018 lectures
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ANITA HILL, Saturday March 10, 2018, Oakland Marriott Hotel
“Anita Hill changed the conversation on workplace bias and harassment…she unleashed a wave of women running for office.” The SFChronicle, April 2017.
An attorney and academic, Anita Hill is a leading proponent for women’s rights, workforce equity, and feminism. The youngest of 13 children of Albert and Erma Hill, Anita Hill hails from Arkansas family farmers, her great-grandparents and her maternal grandfather, born into slavery. Hill attended Oklahoma State University, then Yale Law School where she graduated with honors and is now a University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of Brandeis’ Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
Hill is the author of three books, Speaking Truth to Power, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home and a tribute to Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice who preceded Clarence Thomas, titled A Tribute to Thurgood Marshall: A Man Who Broke with Tradition on Issues of Race and Gender.
She became an attorney-adviser to Clarence Thomas who served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, then worked for Thomas when he became Chairman at the US EEOC. Hill later openly testified in Senate Confirmation hearings to Thomas’ workforce sexual harassment history, making her a national figure for women speaking truth to power on matters relating to workforce bias and fairness.