Anita Hill, “From Social Movement to Social Impact: Putting an End to Sexual Harassment in the Workplace”
Thursday, January 10
McCrary Theatre, 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address
Attorney, professor of law and advocate for equality and human rights, Anita Hill’s testimony during the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas in 1991 sparked a national conversation about sexual harassment. She continues to work toward increasing parity and protection for women and minorities. Joining leading executives in the entertainment industry, she heads the Hollywood Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace that is examining the patter of sexual abuse in the entertainment industry. Hill notes that the commission is the next step in a “long-overdue journey to adopt best practices and create institutional change that fosters a culture of respect and dignity throughout the industry.
A graduate of Yale Law School, Hill worked for the U.S. Education Department and Equal Opportunity Commission and in 1989 became the first African-American to be tenured at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. She is now Professor of Social Policy, Law and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Tickets available Monday, November 26 at the Center for the Arts Box Office. For information, call (336) 278-5610.
Department of Performing Arts presents “Trojan Barbie,” Written by Christine Evans
Friday-Tuesday, January 18-22
Tuesday-Saturday, February 5-9
Roberts Studio Theatre, Scott Studios at Arts West
Directed by Kim Shively
Samuel French describes Trojan Barbie as “A Car-Crash Encounter with Euripides’ Trojan Women. Past and present violently collide when Lotte, an English tourist who repairs dolls, is captured while on a tour of current-day Troy and flung back into the ancient camp of Euripides’ Trojan Women.” A modern adaptation woven uneasily into the world of Euripides’ Trojan Women, Trojan Barbie explores the timeless themes of conflict and loss in this sharply witty, compassionate, and accessible adaptation of the Greek Classic.
Note: Not suitable for audiences under 13. Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and will be offered beginning January 11 at elonperformingarts.com or the Roberts Studio Reservation Line at (336) 278-5650.