An Evening Conversation: Power, Truth, and Courage: Anita Hill and the Evolving Workplace

Monday, October 3, 2022
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Rock Hall, 1715 North Broad Street
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About the Event

Join us for a powerful evening of community and conversation as Dean Rachel Rebouché and Anita Hill discuss Professor Hill’s book, Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence and current events through her lens of expertise.

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About Anita Hill

Anita Hill

Professor of Law, Brandeis University

The youngest of 13 children from a farm in rural Oklahoma, Anita Hill received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1980. She began her career in private practice in Washington, D.C. Before becoming a law professor, she worked at the U. S. Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 1989, Hill became the first African American to be tenured at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law, where she taught contracts and commercial law. She has made presentations to hundreds of business, professional, academic and civic organizations in the United States and abroad.

As counsel to Cohen Milstein, Anita Hill advises on class action workplace discrimination cases.

Hill’s book, Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence, is the winner of the 2022 ABA Silver Gavel Award for Books. It is a new manifesto about the origins and course of gender violence in our society; a combination of memoir, personal accounts, law, and social analysis, and a powerful call to arms from one of our most prominent and poised survivors.

Anita’s previous book is Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home. She has also written an autobiography, Speaking Truth to Power. With Professor Emma Coleman Jordan she co-edited, Race, Gender and Power in America: The Legacy of the Hill-Thomas Hearings.

Professor Hill’s commentary has been published in TIMENewsweekThe New York TimesThe Boston Globe, and Ms. Magazine. She has appeared on national television programs including Good Morning AmericaMeet the PressThe Today ShowThe Tavis Smiley Show and Larry King Live.

Professor Hill has received numerous honorary degrees and civic awards. She has chaired the Human Rights Law Committee of the International Bar Association. In addition, she is on the Board of Governors of the Tufts Medical Center and the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Law Center and the Boston Area Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.

Credentials

  • Brandeis University Professor of Law, Social Policy & Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Chair of the Hollywood Commission
  • 2019 PEN Courage Award
  • Author, Believing, Reimagining Equality and Speaking Truth to Power
  • Chair, Human Rights Law Committee of the International Bar Association
  • TIME magazine’s 100 Women of the Year for 1991
  • Board of Governors, Tufts Medical Center
  • Board of Directors, National Women’s Law Center and the Boston Area Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
  • J.D. from Yale Law School in 1980
  • U. S. Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Professor, University of Oklahoma, College of Law

Discussion with

Rachel Rebouché

Dean, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law

Rachel Rebouché is the Dean of Temple University Beasley School of Law and the James E. Beasley Professor of Law. Prior to her appointment as Dean, she was the Associate Dean for Research, a position she held from 2017 to 2021. She is also a Faculty Fellow at Temple’s Center for Public Health Law Research.

Dean Rebouché is a leading scholar in reproductive health law and family law. She is an author of Governance Feminism: An Introduction and an editor of Governance Feminism: Notes from the Field. She is also the editor of Feminist Judgments: Family Law Opinions Rewritten, published by Cambridge University Press, and an author of the sixth edition of the casebook, Family Law. In addition, she will join the fifth edition of the casebook, Contracts: Law in Action and recently co-edited a collection of essays for Law & Contemporary Problems on the pandemic’s effects on contract law.

Dean Rebouché has served as a co-investigator on two grant-funded research projects related to reproductive health, one housed at the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health and another funded by the World Health Organization. Her recent research also includes articles in law reviews and in peer-reviewed journals on abortion law, relational contracts, gestational surrogacy, prenatal genetic testing and genetic counseling, collaborative divorce, parental involvement laws, and international reproductive rights.

Dean Rebouché received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an LL.M. from Queen’s University, Belfast, and a B.A. from Trinity University. Prior to law school, she worked as a researcher for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast. After law school, Dean Rebouché clerked for Justice Kate O’Regan on the Constitutional Court of South Africa and practiced law in Washington, D.C., where she served as an associate director of adolescent health programs at the National Partnership for Women & Families (formerly, the Women’s Legal Defense Fund) and as a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center.