I Still Believe Anita Hill: Three Generations Discuss the Legacies of Speaking Truth to Power

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I Still Believe Anita Hill: Three Generations Discuss the Legacies of Speaking Truth to Power

Format:  Paperback,

248 pages

Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist

Publish Date: Dec 2012

ISBN-13: 9781558618091

ISBN-10: 1558618090

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In the fall of 1991, Anita Hill captured the country's attention, when she testified before the US Senate Judiciary Committee describing sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas, who had been her boss, and was about to ascend to the Supreme Court. We know what happened: she was challenged, disbelieved, and humiliated; he was given a life-long appointment to decide America's judicial fate. What is less known is how many women and men were inspired because of Anita Hill's bravery, how her testimony changed the feminist movement, and how she singlehandedly brought public awareness to the issue of sexual harassment. Thomas might have won his seat, but Anita Hill's legacy mobilized the women's movement and our need to demand more than the status quo.

Twenty years later, this collection brings together three generations to witness, respond to, and analyze Hill's impact and present insights in law; politics; the confluence of race, class, and gender; the persistent questioning of women's credibility; and current cases of sexual harassment. With original contributions by Anita Hill, Melissa Harris-Perry, Catharine MacKinnon, Patricia J. Williams, Eve Ensler, Ai Jen Poo, Kimberly Crenshaw, Lynn Nottage, Gloria Steinem, Lani Guinier, Lisa Kron, Mary Oliver, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Powell, and many others.

Amy Richards is the author of "Opting In," co-author of "Manifesta," and co-founder of Soapbox, Inc.

Cynthia Greenberg organized Sex, Power, and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later, a conference at Hunter College in 2011.


Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Publish Date: Dec 2012
ISBN-13: 9781558618091
ISBN-10: 1558618090
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 248
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Editors' Note
Excerpts from the Testimony of Anita Hill
When You Speak Up
A Comment, Not Casual, Concerning Anita Hill
Witnesses: What Happened?
Remembrances: The Anita Hill Hearings-Twenty Years Later
A Thank You Note to Anita Hill
Twenty Years Later
Anita Hill: Still Speaking Truth to Power Twenty Years Later
But Some of Us Are Brave
Old and New Depictions of Justice: Reflections, circa 2011, on Hill-Thomas
Voice, Heart, Ground
But I Could Be
Don't Get Me Started on These Women…
Responders: What Does Anita Hill Mean to You?
Nita Faye
What Does Anita Hill Mean to You?
Word Power
I Still Believe Anita Hill
A Poem for Anita Hill
What Does Credibility Look Like?
Give Your Child Your Luggage, Not Your Baggage
Good Morning Anita Hill
What Have we Learned in Twenty Years and What Comes Next?
The Bloodless Coup
Severe and Pervasive
Stunned but Not Bowed
Sex, Power, and Change: Where Do We Go Now?
Supremacy Crimes
Very Easy to Say and Very Hard to Do-Even Twenty Years Later
How to Run with It
The Scarlet C
Additional Excerpts from the Testimony of Anita Hill
Discussion Questions
Toolkit for Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Co-Sponsors and Additional Resources

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