Monday, Oct 04, 2021 7:00 PM
A Cappella Books on Zoom
PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED AS AN IN-PERSON EVENT. DUE TO COVID-RELATED SAFETY CONCERNS, IT WILL BE PRESENTED VIRTUALLY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
From advocate, educator, and author Anita Hill - on the 30th anniversary of the landmark Clarence Thomas hearings - comes a new manifesto about the origins and course of gender violence in our society; a combination of memoir, personal accounts, law, and social analysis, and a powerful call to arms from one of our most prominent and poised survivors.
A Cappella Books proudly welcomes Hill for a virtual event in honor of her new book, "Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence." The author will appear in conversation with former Atlanta mayor, U.S. Congressman, UN Ambassador, and legendary civil rights leader, Andrew Young.
Pre-order a copy of “Believing,” which features a bookplate signed by the author, via the purchase button below to obtain your private invitation link to this event. Please be sure to include your current email address at checkout. Access codes for the will arrive via email from A Cappella Books a day ahead of the program. Your book will be available after the event.
Proceeds benefit Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.
About the Book
In 1991, Anita Hill began something that's still unfinished work. The issues of gender violence, touching on sex, race, age, and power, are as urgent today as they were when she first testified. "Believing" is a story of America's three decades long reckoning with gender violence, one that offers insights into its roots, and paths to creating dialogue and substantive change. It is a call to action that offers guidance based on what this brave, committed fighter has learned from a lifetime of advocacy and her search for solutions to a problem that is still tearing America apart.
We once thought gender-based violence--from casual harassment to rape and murder - was an individual problem that affected a few; we now know it's cultural and endemic, and happens to our acquaintances, colleagues, friends, and family members, and it can be physical, emotional, and verbal. Women of color experience sexual harassment at higher rates than White women. Street harassment is ubiquitous and can escalate to violence. Transgender and nonbinary people are particularly vulnerable.
Anita Hill draws on her years as a teacher, legal scholar, and advocate, and on the experiences of the thousands of individuals who have told her their stories, to trace the pipeline of behavior that follows individuals from place to place: from home to school to work and back home. In measured, clear, blunt terms, she demonstrates the impact it has on every aspect of our lives, including our physical and mental well-being, housing stability, political participation, economy, and community safety, and how our descriptive language undermines progress toward solutions. And she is uncompromising in her demands that our laws and our leaders must address the issue concretely and immediately.
About the Author
Anita Hill is University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's and Gender Studies at Brandeis University. After the 1991 Senate confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, Hill became a leading figure in the fight for women's rights and against gender-based violence. She has written for The New York Times and Newsweek, and is a sought-after speaker.