Speaking Truth to Power: From Thomas to Kavanaugh
Anita Hill famously spoke truth to power, as a black women recounting before a Senate committee of white men the repeated sexual harassment she endured while working with US Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Her testimony set off a political firestorm about gender, race, sexual harassment, and power that still resonates today. A screening of the documentary Anita (2013, dir. Freida Lee Mock, 77 min.) is followed by a conversation with UCLA law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, who assisted Hill’s legal team, and writer Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger.
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