The Creative Writing Program presents Anita Hill in the Winter 2015 Living Writers Series.
In 1991, Anita Hill was thrust into the public spotlight 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. In 1997, Ms. Hill published her autobiography, Speaking Truth to Power, in which she chronicles the events of the Clarence Thomas confirmation and in 2011 Ms. Hill published her second book, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home. Ms. Hill is the subject of a 2013 documentary film, Anita, which chronicles her experiences during the Clarence Thomas confirmation.
In her work, Ms. Hill 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.
Winter 2015 Living Writers Series:
January 15: Cherrie Moraga, poet/playwright
January 22: Veronica Reyes & Javier Huerta, poets
January 29: Korimar Press, Lorenzo Herrera Y Lozano (publisher) & Maya Chincilla (poet)
February 5: Rigoberto Gonzalez, poet
February 12: Luis Alfaro, performance artist/playwright
February 19: John Jota Leanos, filmmaker
February 26: Anita Hill, attorney
March 5: Maceo Montoya, fiction writer
March 12: student reading
The Living Writers Series is a free and public event held Thursdays, 6:00-7:45 pm in Humanities Lecture Hall 206. Click here for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.