Keynote Anita Hill: Believing in the Power of a Shared Vision
Jan 04, 2022
SAVE THE DATE! Mark your calendars for the Fund for Women & Girls Annual Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Anita Hill. Join us on Friday, April 22, 2022 at noon in person at the Greenwich Hyatt or virtually on our live stream! Your unwavering dedication has fueled more than $8 million in grants over two decades to improve the future for tens of thousands of women and girls. Look for tickets to go on sale soon. Learn more.
Published on NPR.org on September 27, 2021
‘Believing’ Is A Book Only Anita Hill Could Have Written
Anita Hill stares frankly out from the cover of her new book, Believing — which, if you only know her from the 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearings, may lead you to expect the book to be something it’s not.
Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence is not a book about Anita Hill. Yes, it has plenty of her personal stories and, yes, it references her role at the center of the Supreme Court hearing firestorm that first acquainted many Americans with the concept of “sexual harassment.”
But Anita Hill has spent the decades since then as a scholar — she is now a professor of social policy, law, and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Brandeis University. After herself being a high-profile example of harassment, she went on to study it and become a highly respected scholar on women’s rights.
Which is to say that it’s fitting that she is on the cover, because this is a book only she could have written.