Events

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Special Program
Anita Hill: Her Story and the Development of Sexual Harassment Law

CLE: 2.0 Hours

Time: 4:15 pm
Location: Wynne Courtroom (Room 100),Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Beth Young at (317) 274-8036 or ejmoody@iupui.edu

Anita Hill: her story and the development of sexual harassment law

Registration is closed, but walk-ins are welcome and CLE credit is still available.

CLE: 2 hours

4:15 pm Screening of ANITA

5:45 pm Panel Discussion

  • Professor Jennifer Drobac, IU McKinney School of Law
  • Ann Delaney, Partner, DeLaney & DeLaney
  • Hon. Denise K. LaRue, '89, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

6:30 pm Conclusion

Film description:
An entire country watched transfixed as a poised, beautiful African-American woman in a blue dress sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. That October day in 1991 Anita Hill, a bookish law professor from Oklahoma, was thrust onto the world stage and instantly became a celebrated, hated, venerated, and divisive figure.

Anita Hill’s graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual misconduct and power in the workplace that resonates still today. She has become an American icon, empowering millions of women and men around the world to stand up for equality and justice.

Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, the film is both a celebration of Anita Hill’s legacy and a rare glimpse into her private life with friends and family, many of whom were by her side that fateful day 22 years ago. Anita Hill courageously speaks openly and intimately for the first time about her experiences that led her to testify before the Senate and the obstacles she faced in simply telling the truth. She also candidly discusses what happened to her life and work in the 22 years since.

Parking:

Parking is available for a nominal fee at the campus Gateway Garage, located on the corner of Michigan and California Streets (Address is 525 Blackford Street).

Parking is also available for a nominal fee at the Natatorium Garage two blocks west of the law school.

Special Accommodations:

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance should call (317) 274-8036 no later than one week prior to the event. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs.



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