Challenges and Opportunities: A Conversation with Anita Hill LAW ’80

President’s Women of Yale Lecture Series

October 30, 2017, 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT

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Challenges and Opportunities: A Conversation with Anita Hill ’80 J.D.

Anita Hill LAW ’80 will join President Peter Salovey in a conversation on Monday, October 30, for what will be the third event in the President’s Women of Yale Lecture Series

The series showcases the accomplishments of women who graduated from the university — particularly women of color — and whose leadership reflects on the success of coeducation at Yale. The lectures are being hosted by the president, in partnership with the Association of Yale Alumni, in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of undergraduate coeducation at Yale in 2019 and more than 150 years of women’s academic affiliation in Yale’s graduate and professional schools.

The conversation will also be streamed on the Yale YouTube channel.

Hill is the University Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women’s Studies in the Heller Graduate School of Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She is also of counsel to the law firm of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers and Toll, where she advises on class action workplace discrimination cases. 

Following her graduation from Yale Law School in 1980, Hill began her career in private practice in Washington, D.C., before moving to the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 1989, she became the first African American to be tenured at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. At Brandeis, Hill teaches courses on gender, race, social policy, and legal history. Her most recent work, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home (Beacon Press, 2011), analyzes the 2008 housing market collapse and its impact on gender and racial equality.

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