Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00pm | FREE! |
The Center for Women's Leadership is hosting a FREE screening of the Emmy-nominated film CONFIRMATION. Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce star in this riveting film about the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings. Greg Kinnear co-stars.
Janice Williams, CONFIRMATION's Executive Producer, will be leading an exclusive Q&A following the film!
Co-Sponsors for the event include: AAUW of Oregon, Bitch Media, Black United Fund of Oregon, Oregon Women's Commission, Oregon Women Lawyers, Women's Foundation of Oregon, Self-Enhancement Incorporated, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Portland (OR) Chapter of the Links, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta, Inc., and Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Portland Willamette Valley Chapter.
More About Anita Hill's Story:
"In 1991, 35-year-old University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill was called before Congress to testify about the behavior of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, her former boss at the Office for Civil Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Hill was subpoenaed by the Senate Judiciary Committee to share allegations that Thomas sexually harassed her on the job at the EEOC — the federal agency that handles workplace sexual harassment claims, among other things. For coming forward, Hill was demonized by conservatives, who called her a liar and delusional for thinking Thomas could be interested in her. Their attacks on Hill's character worked; by the end of the hearings, nearly three-quarters of the public believed she lied about Thomas. It was only in the ensuing years that a steady stream of books, interviews and articles emerged to bolster Hill's version of events, and discredit Thomas'. -Rolling Stone