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University Professor Anita Hill Delivers Heller MBA Distinguished Management Lecture

Heller News Release
April 13, 2018

Each year, the Heller community eagerly looks forward to the MBA Distinguished Management Lecture, which welcomes speakers passionate about social justice from across sectors.

This year’s lecture was special – delivered by Heller’s own, lawyer and Brandeis University Professor Anita Hill, who spoke on “Reimagining Social Justice Leadership: New Models for Advancing Progressive Policies.” 

Hill framed her remarks around a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” 

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