Bernice Sandler, a leader in efforts to support women’s equality in education and the workforce, will speak at Meredith College on Wednesday, February, 20, 2013, at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium.
In addition to the public lecture, Sandler will participate in an informal discussion at 3:30 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. Title IX is the federal legislation that prohibits educational institutions from discriminating against students or employees on the basis of sex.
Sandler will present the 2013 Woman of Achievement Lecture, in commemoration of Meredith College’s Founders’ Day. Sandler will share her story and discuss the continuing significance of Title IX.
This visit is part of the Meredith College Presidential Lecture Series.
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.
Contact Bill Brown, chair of the Major Events committee, at (919) 760- 8533 for more information.