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Anita Hill: Speaking Truth to Power Film Screening and Q/A with Professor Anita Hill

This event is Day One of a two-day conference. Please click here to view information about Day Two, a panel discussion on "Sexual Harassment and Barriers to Advancement: What Has Changed Since the 1990s?"
About the event: Please join us for a special screening of the film "Anita: Speaking Truth to Power," directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Freida Lee Mock.
After the screening, the director, along with Professor Anita Hill, whose Senate testimony is at the center of the film, will hold a question and answer session moderated by Professor David Palumbo-Liu (Comparative Literature and CSRE).
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.
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Film Screening of the film "Anita," directed by Freida Lee Mock. To view the trailer, click here.
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm Q & A with Academy Award winning director Freida Lee Mock and Professor Anita Hill, moderated by Professor David Palumbo-Liu.
Sponsors: Stanford University Office of the President; Office of the Provost; Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education; Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education; The Clayman Institute for Gender Research; Stanford Law School; School University of Medicine; and Stanford Graduate School of Business
For more information, visit the Stanford Law School calendar of events.



Wednesday, October 15, 2014. 04:00PM


Paul Brest Hall