Law Professor and Author Anita Hill to speak at Allegheny County Bar Association Women in the Law Division Luncheon on November 10

November 4, 2011 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Officers of the Allegheny County Bar Association Women in the Law Division Council today announced that Anita Hill will be the featured speaker at a luncheon on November 10, 2011, for bar association members and non-members wishing to attend.  Professor Hill, who became the center of media attention when she testified during the United States Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, will discuss her latest book entitled Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home.  The luncheon, sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania, will be held at the Marriott City Center at 11:30 a.m. The media is invited to attend.

Professor Hill’s book discusses the subprime mortgage meltdown and the resulting devastation endured by families, communities, and entire cities.  Hill exposes the race and gender inequities that continue to hinder the achievement of the American dream of home ownership. 

According to Carrie Matesevac Collins, Chair of the Allegheny County Bar Association Women in the Law Division Council, Hill is selective when deciding on speaking requests and accepts invitations based mainly on the mission of the group making the request and whether she has a message relevant to that mission. “We are thrilled that she is coming to Pittsburgh and speaking to our bar association,” said Collins. “Professor Hill will discuss coping with change, both personal and the world in which we live. With the fluctuations in the economy, the job market, and the ever expanding global community, her comments will provide valuable guidance for dealing with our own respective turbulent times. This luncheon will allow us to hear from one of our profession’s most noted figures.”

Copies of Professor Hill’s book, which was published in October by Beacon Press, will be available for purchase at the luncheon. The cost to attend is $45 per person. To register go to and click on “event registration.”

Chartered in 1870 and headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, The Allegheny County Bar Association is a professional organization with more than 6,500 member attorneys, judges, magistrate district justices, legal administrators, and paralegals.


Carrie Matesevac Collins, Esq.
Chair, ACBA Women in Law Division

Tom Loftus
Director of Marketing and Media Relations
Allegheny County Bar Association