Gender/Race Imperative with Anita Hill

The Gender/Race Imperative was a 2017-2018 speaker series that strove to revive awareness of the broad capacity of Title IX, the crucial law mandating equal education opportunities for women. Leading the series was Anita F. Hill, University Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women’s Studies, Heller Graduate School of Policy and Management, Brandeis University, and an MIT Reserach Affiliate.

Professor Hill’s opening remarks of the complete series form a call to action of the broad capacity of Title IX, the crucial law mandating equal education opportunities for women.

 

Anita F. Hill

University Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women’s Studies
Heller Graduate School of Policy and Management
Brandeis University
Waltham, Massachusetts

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

The youngest of 13 children from a farm in Oklahoma, Anita Hill received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1980.  She began her career in private practice in Washington, D.C. There 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, where she taught contracts and commercial law.  Currently, at Brandeis University, she teaches courses on gender, race, social policy and legal history. As counsel to Cohen Milstein, she advises on class action workplace discrimination cases.

Hill is engaging prominent academics and business professionals all over the country to spearhead “The Gender/Race Imperative” a project to revive awareness of the broad capacity of Title IX, the crucial law mandating equal education opportunities for women. “The Gender/Race Imperative” will kick start inquiry as well as legal, policy, and social reforms that enable success in schools and workplaces for girls and women of all races and economic backgrounds.