Fem Flicks Series: ANITA: Speaking Truth to Power | Women's & Gender Studies

Fem Flicks Series: ANITA: Speaking Truth to Power

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 16:00
Event Location: 
Media Library, Chilton Hall

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman 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. Anita Hill's graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that resonates still today. Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, this documentary reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice. (2013, 77 min)

Watch the trailer here.

The screening will be followed by a discussion session conducted by Dr. Kimi King.

Kimi King is a Professor of Political Science and a founding member of the UNT Women's Faculty Network, an organization that supports women at all stages of their careers by providing professional development, mentoring, and networking opportunities. Her research focuses on American politics: civil rights and liberties, conflict resolution, judicial decision making, legislative control of the bureaucracy, and administrative agency decision making.

Fem Flicks is a film series spotlighting various gender issues. Fem Flicks is presented by the Multicultural Center, the Media Library, and the Women's & Gender Studies Program.

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