Race and Sexual Harassment

In 1991, Anita Hill, an African American woman, was called by Senator Joe Biden to testify about her experiences working with Clarence Thomas, a nominee for the Supreme Court. Hill, a law professor who had worked for Thomas ten years earlier would give details to the committee and the nation about sexual harassment she endured and as she worked in the Civil Rights division that also dealt with sexual harassment cases. In the age of the #MeToo Movement and the resignations of members of Congress for sexual harassment, it is important to ask why not earlier and why now? Panelists, two of whom signed the letter of support for Hill printed in the New York Times, will explore the intersection of race, class, and sexual harassment as it existed in the 90s and its extension into the 21st century.

Three presenters will respond to the ongoing issues of sexual harassment, specifically as it intersects with race.

Willi Coleman (Historian, University of Vermont), Tara T. Green (Linda Carlisle Excellence Professor, African American & Diaspora Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies), and Andrea Hunter (Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies)

Please join us on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 4pm to 5pm in the Curry Auditorium. We look forward to seeing you there!

In order to keep these conversations alive, we are attaching a bibliography for the event:



Date(s) - Feb 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Curry Auditorium


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