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Equal Rights Advocates Host Screening Of ANITA And Open Discussion

“I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can’t fail if you do that.”  – Anita Hillanita_final

It seems absurd to believe that a political scandal could bring about positive outcomes, but one fearless woman changed all of that and dramatically altered the dialogue around sexual harassment. Almost 23 years ago Americans watched as Anita Hill ‘spoke truth to power’ when she gave a graphic testimony against Supreme Court nominee, Clarence Thomas. Hill’s courage to shatter social boundaries earned her a reputation as a heroine to women all over the world who faced the same provocations. However, the battle for justice was not an easy one, her character was dismantled by opponents and her integrity was met with threats. With her story resonating with so many women, the law professors assertiveness gave a voice to those who have fallen victim to sexual misconduct.

Academy Award winning director, Frieda Mock captures Anita Hill’s strive for justice in her gripping film ANITA. Taking an extensive look at the issues of race, power, sex, politics and truth the documentary not only recounts the legal hearing but also gets a glimpse at Hill’s personal life pre and post testimony.

In 2011, there were 11,364 complaints of sexual harassment made to the U.S. EEOC, keep in mind that many cases of harassment go unreported for various reasons that mainly root back to fear. There has been major progress made towards equality in the workplace since Anita’s tribulation, even so the march towards extensive change continues today. Join the Equal Rights Advocates for a screening of ANITA and a 30-minute open discussion with ERA lawyers about sexual harassment opening night. Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is a national civil rights organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls.

WHEN: March 21, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.

WHERE:

Embarcadero Center Cinema
1 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
Ph. 415-352-0835

Click here to purchase tickets

OR

Shattuck Cinemas
2230 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
Ph. 510-644-2992

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