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Documentary Screening: Anita: Speaking Truth to Power
October 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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. Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice.
Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film celebrates Anita Hill’s legacy and provides a rare glimpse into her private life and career. Join us to view the film and discuss Anita Hill’s lasting influence.
LWV Chicago member Sharon Alter, Professor Emeritus of History and Political Science at Harper College and Visiting Lecturer in Political Science at University of Illinois at Chicago, will provide brief historical context and assess Ms. Hill’s role and contributions in view of the #MeToomovement.
This program is co-sponsored by the Chicago Public Library.