UNLV welcomes noted Women’s Rights Leader Anita Hill for the latest installment of the Barrick Lecture Series.
Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at UNLV main campus
Near Maryland Parkway and Cottage Grove Avenue
Anita Hill continues to push the envelope in pursuit of women’s rights, and later this month she’ll bring her newest endeavor to UNLV.
Hill, University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women's Studies at Brandeis University, is a vital leader in both the civil rights and women’s rights movements. In 1991, Hill made sexual harassment in the workplace a national issue when she testified that Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas had committed sexual harassment against her.
Nearly 30 years later, she’s spearheading “Restoring the Vision,” a project to revive awareness of Title IX — the crucial law mandating equal education and employment opportunities for women.
Hill will speak at businesses, universities, and leadership conferences that strive for gender equity. She’ll address the challenges women face in reaching workplace parity and highlight ways to increase women’s access to higher education. “Restoring the Vision” will kickstart research and reform while empowering women to stand up for equal pay and education for years to come.
In addition to her new project, Hill is also collaborating with Mark Branford to create a 400-foot cycloramic painting in the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. The painting will display publicly for the first time the lost text of Civil Rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams’ would-be speech — “Tribute to Negro Women Fighters for Freedom” — at the iconic 1963 “March on the Mall.”
Hill’s discussion at UNLV is part of the Barrick Lecture Series, which annually presents nationally and internationally renowned speakers through a generous grant from philanthropist Marjorie Barrick.
The lecture is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Tickets are limited to two per person and can be obtained from the Performing Arts Center box office.
Tickets are available for UNLV students, faculty, and staff beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Tickets for the general public will be available starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.
The PAC box office is located off of Cottage Grove Avenue at S. Maryland Parkway, on UNLV's main campus. Contact the PAC box office at (702) 895-2787 or visit the PAC website.