UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race and Ethnic Studies presents:

Anita Hill: Speaking Truth to Power:
Gender & Racial Equality 1991-2015


Anita Hill

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.

UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies is pleased to bring Anita Hill to UC Santa Cruz on February 26, 2015. After the talk Anita Hill will be signing copies of her book, “Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding a Home” (books will be sold at the event by Bookshop Santa Cruz). There will also be a public screening of the film “Anita! Speaking Truth to Power” at the Nickelodeon Theater in Santa Cruz and a campus film screening with a panel on campus sexual harassment issues.

Public Lecture Description

In 1991, Judge Clarence Thomas’ Senate Confirmation hearing sparked nation-wide conversations regarding gender representation, sexual harassment, and race. Anita Hill testified about Thomas’ inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace when he served as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Department of Education and Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Her testimony before a television audience of 22 million put the issues of sexual harassment on the national agenda. In her lecture, she will explore the impact of the hearing, including the legal developments, and related issues of credibility, consent, agency, and the interplay of culture, race, class, gender, and sexuality.

Live Streaming

There will be live simulcast in the Humanities Lecture Hall as an overflow venue (map).
Live radio broadcast on KZSC 88.1FM and www.kzsc.org.


Film Screenings: “Anita! Speaking Truth to Power”
(77 min. Documentary by Director Freida Mock)

Nickelodeon Theater, 210 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz (map)
Times: February 22 at 11AM and February 23 at 7PM
Tickets: www.thenick.com

UC Santa Cruz, Humanities Lecture Hall (map)
Time: February 24 at 7:30PM
Details: Campus film screening with panel and Q&A on campus sexual harassment, gender, and race. With Professors Eileen Zurbriggen (Psychology) and Sylvanna Falcon (LALS) and Tracey Tsugawa (UCSC Title IX Officer). Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information on the film visit: anitahill-film.com

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About Anita Hill

Senior Advisor to the Provost, Brandeis University
Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women’s Studies
Heller Graduate School of Policy and Management
Of Counsel at Cohen, Milstein, Sellers and Toll

Anita Hill was thrust into the public spotlight in 1991 when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Judge Clarence Thomas. After, the hearings Ms. Hill began speaking to audiences worldwide about how to build on the great strides of women’s and civil rights struggles. She presents concrete proposals that encourage us to extend our vision of equality to include more than legal rights. Her goal is to encourage creative, equitable and positive resolution of race, gender and class issues.




UC Presidential Chair in Feminist Critical Race & Ethnic Studies, Office of the Dean of Students, Humanities Division, Social Sciences Division, Arts Division, Institute for Humanities Research, Bookshop Santa Cruz.

UC Santa Cruz Celebrating 50 Years of Being Truly Original

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Thursday, Feb 26, 2015
UC Santa Cruz
College 9/10
Multi-Purpose Room

Free and Open to the Public
Seating is limited. First-come first-serve. No tickets.

5:30 PM Doors Open
6:00 PM Program
7:30 PM Book Signing


$4 parking and shuttle service to the College 9/10 Multi-Purpose Room will be provided. Please follow signs indicating “Anita Hill Lecture” to the Core West Parking Lot, where staff will be on site to sell parking permits. Shuttle buses will provide continuous service to and from College 9/10. View printable map: Click Here.

Map Anita Hill Event Parking & Directions

Public Transportation

Public transportation and carpooling are recommended. Scmtd.com bus lines: 10, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20.


For information and disability accommodations, please contact ihr@ucsc.edu or (831) 459-5655


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