Women’s Equality Leader Bernice Sandler to Speak February 20

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.

Sandler will discuss “The Untold Story of Title IX: How We Got it When No One Was Looking.” She 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.

Although often known as the “athletic law,” Title IX applies to almost all areas of education, from kindergarten through graduate school.

Sandler will present the 2013 Woman of Achievement Lecture, in commemoration of Meredith College’s Founders’ Day. 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.

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