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Jul 30

Anita

Dir. Frieda Lee Mock 95 min Not Rated

2013

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Following this collaborative screening, presented with with Drinks Among Friends and the Women and the Law Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association, will be a panel discussion on shifting gender roles in corporate America, the practice of law, and the complexities of speaking truth to power. Separately, the Drinks Among Friends group, in partnership with the Women and the Law Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association, will host a pre-screening networking and cocktail hour at another location. For more info on the pre-screening event, contact Megan.Belcher@conagrafoods.com.

The world watched in October 1991 as an unwavering law professor from Oklahoma sat before 14 white, male Senators and bravely described the history of sexual harassment she endured while working with Supreme Court nominee (now Supreme Court Justice) Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill’s testimony made workplace harassment a topic of public debate and empowered women and men everywhere to work toward solving what had been a ubiquitous, relatively unaddressed, problem.

Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Frieda Lee Mock, the documentary is a reminder of the bizarre environment of the Thomas hearings and of Hill’s poise under questioning. It also provides biographical information about Hill and describes her work and influence in the years since she came into the public eye.

Panel Info

Title of Panel: “Storytelling from the Messengers: Speaking Truth to Power and Finding a Modern Voice for Women in Business”

Moderator: Megan Belcher, Vice President & Chief Employment Counsel, ConAgra Foods, Inc.

Panelists:
• Kathleen Hughes, Employment Attorney, Union Pacific Railroad
• Nicky Jatana, Shareholder, Jackson Lewis P.C. (Los Angeles)
• Kathleen Neary, Attorney, Vincent M. Powers & Associates

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