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March 14, 2000

Anita Hill to speak at UW School of Social Work building dedication

WHO: Controversial law professor Anita Hill is the keynote speaker.

WHAT: Dedication of the University of Washington’s School of Social Work building addition.

WHEN: 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2000.

WHERE: Kane Hall, room 130.

DETAILS: Hill rose to national prominence in 1991 when she accused then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during Thomas’ confirmation hearings. Hill is now a professor of law, social policy and women’s studies at Brandeis University. Drawing on her new book, “Speaking Truth to Power,” she will talk about what she calls the universal principles that people can adopt to advance social justice and effect positive social change. She believes that every person must move beyond what is comfortable to help advance social justice. Following her talk, she will answer written questions from the audience. At 6:30 p.m. the School of Social Work addition will be dedicated in the building’s new multi-purpose room. UW President Richard L. McCormick and Social Work Dean Nancy Hooyman will make brief remarks. The School of Social Work is located at the northwest corner of 15th Ave. Northeast and Northeast 41st St.
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For more information, contact Hooyman at 206-685-1162 or Hooy@u.washington.edu