Anita Hill spoke at the 2020 Makers Conference yesterday to talk about her position as chair of The Hollywood Commission and their mission to eliminate sexual harassment and inequality in the entertainment industry.
During her stage interview, she urged those who are eligible to take the survey they’re conducting in order to evaluate and get a better idea of bias, abuse, and sexual harassment in the workplace. The survey will close on February 24. The Commission on Eliminating Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality was founded in 2017, right in the middle of the whole Harvey Weinstein scandal that sparked other movements like Time’s Up.
Hill spoke to a mostly young audience and offered words of wisdom and inspiration for those who will be part of the future of show business. She believes that as long as young women stay strong and are clear about who they are and what they want, they can play a key part in the change that she is leading.
It is important for us media students to stay aware of issues like these, as well as participate in advocating against them. After the Weinstein scandal, many people have come forward and this has created a drastic shift we feel even today, three years later. It is important we keep the momentum going if we wish to enter the workforce and feel safe.