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Anita F. Hill

Anita F. Hill. Photo by Jack White

2014 Sackler Center First Awards

Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 6–9 p.m.

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum presents the Sackler Center First Awards, honoring women who are first in their fields.

The 2014 Sackler Center First Awards honors Anita F. Hill for Speaking Truth to Power.

The evening will begin with a private cocktail reception at 6 p.m. The program starts at 7 p.m. with a screening of the Freida Lee Mock documentary ANITA (2013), followed by the award presentation, which will be made by Gloria Steinem and Elizabeth Sackler. Special remarks by New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray, Honorary Event Chair.

Tickets for this special event are currently sold out. Please email firstawards@brooklynmuseum.org or call (718) 501-6423 to add your name to the wait list.

Proceeds benefit the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and Girls for Gender Equity.

About Anita F. Hill
Senior Adviser to the Provost, Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women's Studies, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

Of Counsel at Cohen, Milstein, Sellers and Toll, Washington, D.C.

The youngest of thirteen children from a farm in Oklahoma, Hill received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1980 and began her career in private practice in Washington, D.C., where she also worked at the U.S. Education Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 1989, Hill became the first African American to be tenured at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law. Currently, at Brandeis University, she teaches courses on gender, race, social policy, and legal history. Along with Provost Steve A. N. Goldstein, Hill is responsible for implementing Fulfilling the Promise: The Brandeis University Strategic Plan. As counsel to Cohen Milstein, she advises on class action workplace discrimination cases.

Hill’s latest book is Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home (Beacon Press, 2011). For City Arts & Lecture Series of San Francisco, she has interviewed author Anna Quindlen and filmmaker Spike Lee, among others. Time, Inc., Newsweek, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and Ms. magazine have published Hill’s commentary, and she has made numerous appearances on national television. She is the recipient of many awards, grants, and honorary degrees. Hill’s professional and civic contributions include chairing the Human Rights Law Committee of the International Bar Association and membership on the Board of Governors of the Tufts Medical Center and the Board of Directors of the National Women’s Law Center, and the Boston Area Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.

Hill is the subject of Freida Lee Mock’s documentary ANITA, which premiered in January 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival and is set for theatrical release by Samuel Goldwyn Company in spring of 2014.

2014 FIRST AWARDS COMMITTEE
Dana Ben-Ari
Beverly Ehrlich
Jane Fonda
Marilyn Greenberg
Carol Jenkins
Helen Kornblum
Marjorie Miller-Engel
Robin Morgan
Jennifer Raab
Myrna Ruskin
Marianna Sackler
Lola C. West
Saundra Williams-Cornwell

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