Title IX at 35: Triumphs, Challenges and Strategies to
Increase Gender Equity in Education
Organized by Clearinghouse on Women's Issues
Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities that receive
federal financial assistance, was signed 35 years ago. We are celebrating its triumphs, fighting
backlash, and strategizing on how it can be fully implemented.
Building on recent publications, such as the fall 35th anniversary issue of Ms. magazine and the January National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) report "Title IX at 35: Beyond the Headlines", the featured speakers, Jocelyn Samuels and Kim Gandy, will highlight
advances in gender equality associated with Title IX and discuss backlash on key issues such as
sex segregation. They will recommend specific strategies for the next administration.
Jocelyn Samuels, Vice President for Education and Employment at the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) and Vice Chair of the NCWGE.
Kim Gandy, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW)
Additional NCWGE Authors will provide brief strategy recommendations on
some of the less publicized Title IX challenges: Connie Cordovilla for education
employees, Fatima Goss Graves for non-traditional careers, Sue Klein for Title IX infrastructure improvements, and Jan Erickson for ideas on new legislation.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 / 12 Noon sharp ? 1:30 pm
Open to the public, no reservation necessary.
LOCATION: One Dupont Circle, American Council on Education, 8th Floor Kellogg Room
Bring a brown bag lunch. Soft drinks available from a machine.
A photo ID must be shown at the security desk of One Dupont Circle.
Please allow time to go through the sign-in system.
In case of bad weather and closing of government offices, the CWI meeting will be cancelled.
Reading and Author Appearance by Dr. Susan Wicklund
Dr. Susan Wicklund, author of This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor, chronicles her emotional and dramatic 20-year career on the front lines of the abortion war.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Olsson's Books and Records, Dupont Circle, 1307 19th St. NW
Order Dr. Wicklund's book online.