BUY TICKETS NOW!  ANITA HILL WITH BEVERLY SHEFTALL: REIMAGINING EQUALITY

BUY TICKETS NOW! ANITA HILL WITH BEVERLY SHEFTALL: REIMAGINING EQUALITY

 
Sunday, September 20, 2015 7:00PM
Lensic Performing Arts Center
 
 
Two of the most important social reform movements in the United States are the civil rights and women's rights movements. Title IX, like the Voting Rights Act, is perhaps the most transformative legacy of both movements. Professor Anita Hill—catapulted into the national limelight as a result of the Supreme Court nomination of Clarence Thomas in 1991—will be in dialogue with feminist-activist-scholar Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall.

The two will discuss a broad range of gender-related issues, including Title IX's impact on educational institutions around the country. Title IX, passed in 1972, is best known for its impact on high school and collegiate athletics, yet the original statute made no explicit mention of sports.

Anita Hill is now professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies at Brandeis University, where she teaches courses on gender, race, social policy and legal history. Her latest book is Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home. She will be joined by Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall from Spelman College in Atlanta, where she is the founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies. She is also adjunct professor at Emory University’s Institute for Women’s Studies, where she teaches graduate courses. 

Tickets: $20 - $100 

$100 tickets include a special pre-event reception at Patina Gallery honoring Hill and Guy-Sheftall, both of whom will be in attendance. The reception provides a rare opportunity to speak with these distinguished scholars and is limited to 70 people.