Author and law professor Anita Hill, whose testimony during Clarence Thomas' 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings spurred an intense national debate about sexual harassment, will speak on "Choosing America's Better History: The Supreme Court, Civil Rights, and the Promise of Citizenship," on Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 pm at the Bennington Center for the Arts.
The event, sponsored by the Four College Issues Forum—a collaboration between Bennington College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Southern Vermont College, and Williams College—is free and open to the public; however seating is limited and tickets are required.
Inspired by President Barack Obama's inaugural address in which he asked Americans "to choose our better history," Hill's lecture will explore the federal court's role in enforcing civil rights and promoting diversity in America.
Hill, a professor of public policy and women's studies at Brandeis University, speaks widely on a range of social and political issues. The recipient of several prestigious grants and awards—including the Ford Hall Forum's First Amendment Award and the Fletcher Fellowship for work that contributes to improving race relations—Hill holds a BS from Oklahoma State University and a JD from Yale Law School. Her biography, Speaking Truth to Power, was published by Doubleday Press in 1995.
To reserve tickets to this event, contact the Bennington Center for the Arts Box Office at 802-442-7158.
For more information, contact the Southern Vermont College Office of Communications at 802-447-6388.