I still believe Anita Hill : three generations discuss the legacies of speaking truth to power

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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HQ1237.5.U6 I22 2013
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Summary
In 1991, Anita Hill captured the world's attention when she testified about being sexually harrassed by Clarence Thomas, who had been her boss and was about to ascend to the Supreme Court. In court, Hill was challenged, disbelieved and humiliated whilst Clarence Thomas was given a life-long appointment to the US Supreme Court. Now this collection brings together three generations to analyse Hill's impact and give insights in law; politics; the union of race, class, and gender; the persistent questioning of women's credibility; and current cases of sexual harassment.
Contents
When you speak up / Eve Ensler
Introduction / Amy Richards
A comment, not casual, concerning Anita Hill / Mary Oliver
Remembrances: the Anita Hill hearings, twenty years later
Louise M. Slaughter, Maureen Dowd, and Patricia Schroeder
A thank you note to Anita Hill / Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Twenty years later / Dorothy Samuels
Anita Hill: still speaking truth to power twenty years later / Charles Ogletree
But some of us are brave / Lani Guinier
Old and new depictions of justice: reflections, circa 2011, on Hill-Thomas / Judith Resnick
Voice, heart, ground / Catharine A. Mackinnon
But I could be / Jamia Wilson
Don't get me started on these women... / Lisa Kron
Nita Faye / Asali Devan Ecclesiastes
What does Anita Hill mean to you? / Pat Mitchell ... [et al.]
Word power / Hope Anita Smith
A poem for Anita Hill / Kevin Powell
What does credibility look like? / Patricia J. Williams
Give your child your luggage, not your baggage / Anita F. Hill
Good morning Anita Hill / Edwidge Danticat
The bloodless coup / Deborah Copaken Kogan
Severe and pervasive / Kathleen Peratis
Stunned but not bowed / Kimberle Williams Crenshaw
Sex, power, and change: where do we go now? / Virginia Valian
Supremacy crimes / Gloria Steinem
Very easy to say and very hard to do
even twenty years later / Devon W. Carbado
How to run with it / Julie Zeilinger
The scarlet C / Lynn Nottage
Afterword / Cynthia Greenberg.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This powerful book preserves the essays and conversations from the October 2011 conference organized at Hunter College for the 20th anniversary of Anita Hill's testimony at Clarence Thomas's Senate confirmation hearings. The eloquent results explore the hearings themselves-in which Hill charged that Supreme Court nominee Thomas had sexually harassed her-as well as their impact on the legal, social, and cultural landscape, and the lives of the authors. Broken into four sections, the book includes reminiscences by key figures such as Charles Ogletree, Hill's lead counsel, and Representatives Louise Slaughter and Patricia Schroeder, part of the delegation of women from the House who demanded an inquiry into the allegations, alongside essays by younger feminists, and a strong essay by Hill herself (now a professor at Brandeis University). The essays are by turns personal and analytical, but all are moving and engrossing. The volume also includes wonderful poems and performance pieces from the event, authored by the likes of Edwidge Danticat and Eve Ensler. These timely essays show us how those historic hearings brought sexual harassment (especially in the workplace) into the public eye, while also revealing what still hasn't changed, and reminding us of the intersection of race, class, gender, and power that underlies this contentious issue. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Hill, Anita.
Sexual harassment of women -- United States.
Feminism -- United States.
Publisher New York :Feminist Press,2013
Contributors Richards, Amy, 1970-
Greenberg, Cynthia.
Language English
Description 248 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781558618091
1558618090
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