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Published: February 5, 2019 Author: Staff reports

Ohio University will host a free screening of the 2013 documentary, “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power,” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Athena Cinema, located at 20 S. Court St. Athens, Ohio.

Anita Hill's graphic testimony against United States Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas in October 1991 was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that resonates still today.

Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, the documentary reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, it celebrates Hill's legacy and provides a rare glimpse into her private life and career.

The University will host an open discussion at the theater after the screening. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, so please arrive early.

The event is hosted by the Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Ohio University Multicultural Center, Ohio University Women’s Center, Black Student Cultural Programming Board and the Athena Cinema.