Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 10:03am
Anita Hill, University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies at Brandeis University, will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Community MLK Celebration in January. Hill is a leader in both the civil rights and women’s rights movements and an expert on the complex and often challenging issues of race, gender, and workplace discrimination in America. In 1993, Hill made sexual harassment in the workplace a national issue when she testified that Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas had committed sexual harassment against her.
Hill's keynote speech is set for Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theater. The event will be free and open to the public. Check back later this fall for further details about ticketing.
The 2016 presidential campaign was a long, rough slough that laid open enormous race, class, religion, and gender cultural rifts, and exposed disconnects between we the people and one of our most enduring institutions: the self-described “Fourth Estate”, the press. Where do we go from here? How do we relearn to trust one another, and the news? Yes, words and images matter--but whose words? Which images?