N.J. - The Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey
(ABWL) and the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA)
present "Reimaging Equality, An Evening with Anita
Hill" on Wednesday, May 2. The talk takes place at
Mercer County Community College's Conference Center located
on the West
Windsor campus at 1200 Old Trenton Road.
will speak on the impact of the housing crisis on women and
minorities. A cocktail reception takes place from 6 to 7 p.m.,
with the lecture to follow from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds from
the event will benefit HomeFront, a charity devoted to ending
MCCC Dean and James Kerney Campus Provost Monica L. Weaver,
who was instrumental in planning the event, said, "Anita
Hill is a passionate and thoughtful educator championing issues
of equality. She is a legendary figure in the feminist movement
who influenced a generation of women to stand behind their
observes that this is an important lecture for students, as
many do not remember the Clarence Thomas hearings or the national
debate on sexual harassment in the workplace that brought
Professor Hill into the spotlight. "These same students
have benefited from that discourse and the policy and administrative
practices that resulted," she said.
lecture, Hill will share information from her new book "Reimaging
Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home."
Weaver says, "Hill's book addresses something that this
generation does know - the widespread financial impact and
economic downturn resulting from subprime mortgages, corporate
bailouts and rampant unemployment."
registration fee is $25 or $10 for members of the NJWLA or
ABWL. To register, visit the event webpage here.
of the event include the African American Chamber of Commerce,
the American Association of University Women, the Collegiate
Title Corporation, Mercer County Community College, the National
Congress of Black Women and Rutgers Camden Law School.
Reception sponsorship opportunities are available. For further
information call Monique at 609-570-3160 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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