Her testimony and story made national headlines. Now, Brandeis University law professor, attorney, and author Anita Hill will be the featured speaker during Cleveland Public Library’s virtual Writers & Readers series on Saturday, May 21 at 12pm. Those who attend the Anita Hill event will receive a free copy of her book.
Writers & Readers engages authors, academics, and public figures in discussions surrounding the books and stories that have shaped their lives. This year’s theme is Courage, Commitment, and Change.
Hill became a national figure in 1991 when she accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee and her supervisor Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Her new book, Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence, is a 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.
Plexus LGBT & Allied Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Amanda Cole, leads an interactive, online workshop designed to explore the intersection of gender stereotypes and gender-based violence and the ways that they spawn homophobia and transphobia against LGBTQ+ individuals or those perceived to be LGBTQ+. Discover tools we can all use to help support a shift to societal “rules” and norms that create healthier and more equitable spaces for everyone. Wednesday, May 25 | 4:00 p.m. Online via Zoom