Anita Hill with Angela Jones
For over thirty years, as a scholar, activist, and author, Anita Hill has been an eminent figure in the ongoing battle for women’s rights and for ending gender-based violence. Presently University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Brandeis University, Professor Hill makes this special, welcome virtual appearance here this evening for her newest book, Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence (Viking).
“To say that Believing is a sobering read is a gobsmacking understatement…Hill deftly sweeps aside the intricate web of denial, bias and institutional failures to show not only the causes of gender-based violence in America, but also their solutions. Hers is a brave, brazenly intelligent and ultimately hopeful womanifesto.”—San Francisco Chronicle.
“Hill’s new book defies boundaries by bringing together elements of memoir with law, social analysis, and polemic—delivered with the precision of a powerful lawyer and the vulnerability of someone who became a target of merciless media scrutiny after testifying to being sexually harassed by now–Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas . . . With searing insight, Hill shows how much and how little things have changed since 1991. Her book gives hope, inspires activism, and discourages complacency.”—Library Journal.
Anita Hill is University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s and Gender Studies at Brandeis University. After the 1991 Senate confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, Hill became a leading figure in the fight for women’s rights and against gender-based violence. She has written for The New York Times and Newsweek.
Angela Jones is co-founder and managing partner of the Black Future Co-op Fund, Washington’s first cooperative philanthropy created by and for Black people to ignite Black generational wealth, health, and well-being. She is an experienced leader in systemic change that leads to positive and sustainable impact for students, families, and communities. Her passion, service, and leadership in Washington’s public education systems spans more than 25 years. Angela currently serves as the director of the Washington State Initiative at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading the foundation’s strategy to support students where they live, learn, and play. Previously, Angela was the CEO of Washington STEM, working to promote equitable access and opportunities in STEM education.
Co-presented with the Northwest African American Museum.