Anita Hill to speak at Vanderbilt University Oct. 28

Anita Hill (photo by Jack White)
Anita Hill (photo by Jack White)

UPDATE 10/15/18: All tickets to attend the Oct. 28 lecture in Langford Auditorium have been claimed.

A limited number of tickets are available to view the lecture from Light Hall, Room 208. These will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Oct. 15 at the Sarratt Student Center Box Office. 

Best-selling author and legal scholar Anita Hill will deliver a lecture, “No Longer Silent: Underrepresented Narratives in Sexual Violence,” beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium.

Admission to the lecture is free for all attendees; however, a ticket will be required for entry. Tickets for Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff will be available beginning Oct. 8 at the Sarratt Student Center Box Office. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Oct. 15.

Hill is a professor of social policy, law and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Brandeis University and has worked in various capacities with the federal government, including the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Hill has shared her personal narrative in several books, including Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home and her autobiography, Speaking Truth to Power. She earned her law degree from Yale University in 1980.

Hill is well-known for her sexual misconduct allegations in 1991 against current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas during his confirmation hearing. Her public testimony inspired a nationwide conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace and led to significant changes in policies and culture.

The lecture will be immediately followed by a brief Q&A with Hill. The event is being presented by Vanderbilt Student Government’s Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Committee as part of its biannual conference.