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Moderator and Speaker, New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, "A Discussion with Anita Hill: Key Insights from an Advocate, Author and Legal Scholar"

Events

September 29, 2021 | 10:30 AM - September 29, 2021 | 1:30 PM EST

Hear directly from Anita Hill from the comfort of your home or office, as she shares her lived experiences as well as key insights into the origins and course of gender violence in our society. Through a combination of personal accounts, law, and social analysis, this program will serve as a powerful call-to-arms from one of our most prominent and poised survivor/advocates.

About Anita Hill & Her Presentation
In 1991, Anita Hill’s testimony against Clarence Thomas opened the door for women across the world to stand up to unwanted sexual advances and actions. Unfortunately, the issues she shed light on (the intersection of gender violence, sex, race, age, and power) are as urgent today as they were when she first raised them.

In her new book Believing and her national presentations, Anita Hill shares a story of the 30 years that have passed since her experience and offers insights and paths to creating dialogue and substantive change. They are a call-to-action that offers guidance based on what this brave and dedicated fighter has learned from a lifetime of advocacy and her search for solutions to a problem that continues to plague America.

Anita Hill draws from her years as a teacher, legal scholar, and advocate as she shares the stories of thousands of individuals and the pipeline of behavior that follows them from home to school to work and home again. In measured, clear terms, she demonstrates the impact of these experiences on every aspect of our lives, including our physical and mental wellbeing, housing & economic stability, political participation, and community safety, and how our descriptive language undermines progress toward solutions. And she is uncompromising in her demands that our laws and our leaders must address the issue concretely and immediately.