I STILL BELIEVE ANITA HILL
Edited by Amy Richards & Cynthia Greenberg
January 29, 2013
paperback ISBN: 9781558618091
e-book ISBN: 9781558618107
Is the country better off twenty years after Anita Hill testified at the Clarence Thomas hearings? In this collection of original essays, conversations, and creative works, feminist visionaries of three generations answer with a resounding yes.
In 1991, Anita Hill became a household name when she bravely testified that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her when he was her supervisor. While Thomas’s nomination was confirmed, this historic event brought about a national dialogue about sexual harassment in the work place and at home across the country.
Two decades after Anita Hill’s brave testimony, this major anthology examines the impact of the historic moment and the woman who brought the issue of sexual harassment into mainstream consciousness. Through personal accounts, political analysis and creative responses, contributors consider how far we’ve come and what feminists are doing now to address these issues. Among the highlights: Judith Resnik and Catherine A, MacKinnon write candidly of their roles in the hearings; Eve Ensler, Edwidge Danticat, and Lynn Nottage create new work about how Hill’s activism changed their lives; Gloria Steinem, Maureen Dowd, and Joanne M. Smith discuss new modes of feminist critique.
With original contributions from
Devon W. Carbado, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Edwidge Danticat, Maureen Dowd, Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes, Eve Ensler, Rha Goddess, Cynthia Greenberg, Lani Guinier,Melissa V. Harris-Perry, Anita F. Hill, Deborah Copaken Kogan, Lisa Kron, Catherine A. MacKinnon, Emily May, Lynn Nottage, Charles Ogletree, Mary Oliver, Kathleen Peratis, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Ai-jen Poo, Kevin Powell, Judith Resnik, Amy Richards, Dorothy Samuels, Patricia Schroeder, Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Joanne M. Smith, Gloria Steinem, Hope Anita Smith, Patricia J. Williams, Jamia Wilson, Virginia Valian, and Julie Zeilinger
Amy Richards is the author of Opting In: Having a Child Without Losing Yourself, and co-author (with Jennifer Baumgardner) of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, and co-founder of Soapbox, Inc, the feminist lecture agency. Cynthia Greenberg, a former community organizer, works as a consultant to social justice, human rights, and arts organizations. She organized the Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later conference which inspired this volume.
Publishers Weekly Review
Book Readings and Events:
November 18, 2012 — New York City: McNally Jackson Books, Featuring Eve Ensler, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Lynn Nottage and Julie Zeilinger
January 2013 — Brandeis University, Waltham, MA: Details TBA
February 2013 — Harvard University Bookstore, Cambridge, MA: Details TBA
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