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|The Barbara Lee & Elihu Harris Lecture Series|
|Date||Saturday March 10|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:30 PM|
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Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland, CA 94607
|Organizer/Author||Martin Luther King Jr Freedom Center|
The Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center is proud to continue its 2018 Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series on Saturday, March 10th with distinguished attorney, University Professor of Law, Public Policy and Women's Studies, Ms. Anita Hill. Ms. Hill chairs the newly formed Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace.
The lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP is encouraged by calling 510.434.3988.
The youngest of 13 children, Anita Hill hails from Arkansas family farmers, her great-grandparents and maternal grandfather, born into slavery. Hill attended Oklahoma State University, then Yale Law School and is now a University Professor at Brandeis University and its Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
Ms. Hill is the author of three books, Speaking Truth to Power, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home and a legacy tribute on contributions of the Honorable Thurgood Marshall. She became an attorney-adviser to Clarence Thomas at the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, then at the U.S. EEOC. Hill later openly testified to Thomas' workforce sexual harassment history, making her a national figure for women on matters relating to workforce bias and fairness.
In partnership with Peralta Community College District, the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center created The Barbara Lee & Elihu Harris Lecture Series to promote the vision, leadership, and accomplishments of Congresswoman Barbara Lee and former California State Assembly member, Oakland Mayor, and Peralta Community College District Chancellor Elihu Harris.
The series offers an ample exchange of ideas to help inspire and move forward new leadership and servantship. The series of lectures have featured civil rights leaders who have worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, along with others like them who continue to work tirelessly for social justice.
FREE. Call to RSVP, 510-434-3988.