Each year, the Meredith community commemorates the College’s founding in February 1891, with a convocation. The 2013 Founders’ Day lecture will be presented by Bernice Sandler, a leader in efforts to support women’s equality in education and the workforce, on Wednesday, February, 20, 2013, at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.
Sandler played a major role in the development and passage of Title IX and other laws prohibiting sex discrimination in education, and has been called the “godmother of Title IX” by The New York Times.
Sandler serves as a senior scholar at the Women’s Research and Education Institute in Washington, D.C., where she consults with institutions and others about achieving equity for women, and is an adjunct associate professor at Drexel University College of Medicine. Sandler is well-known for her expertise in women’s educational equity in general, as well as in sexual harassment and the chilly classroom climate for women.
More information about other events connected to Bernice Sandler’s visit to campus will be announced soon.
Contact Bill Brown, chair of the Major Events committee, at ext. 8533 for more information.
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