September 18, 2017

Anita Hill to speak on equality, equity on Sept. 25

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Activist Anita Hill will speak about equality in a post-President Barack Obama America at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at Purdue University.

The talk, titled “Reimagining Equality: Inclusive Communities in Post-Obama America,” will take place in Stewart Center’s Loeb Playhouse. Hill will discuss how individuals address questions of equity, including sexual harassment and assault; gender and racial economic gaps; and leadership disparities. The event is free and open to the public.

Hill is currently a professor of social policy, law and women’s studies at Brandeis University and is the author of the book, “Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home,” and her autobiography, “Speaking Truth to Power.” She became a national symbol from her testimony of 1991 Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas’ alleged sexual harassment in the workplace. Today, she works to bring public awareness to the issues of equality and sexual harassment in the workplace.

This year’s Cummings-Perrucci Lecture is hosted by Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The Cummings-Perruci lecture series rotates between the Department of SociologyAfrican American Studies and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the series focuses on class, race and gender inequality. Other sponsonsors include Black Cultural Center; Center for Advocacy, Response, and Education; Department of Political Science; Purdue Agriculture’s Office of Multicultural Programs; Susan Bulkeley Center for Leadership Excellence; Division of Diversity and Inclusion; Purdue’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Center; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and Advance Purdue: Center for Faculty Success. 

Writer: Olivia Crouse, 

Purdue News Service contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, 

Sources: Terry Knight, program coordinator,

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