Title IX Pioneer Sandler To Speak at U of L

by Rick Howlett on February 7, 2012

The activist who laid the groundwork for the federal law aimed at ending sexual discrimination will speak tomorrow at the University of Louisville.

Bernice Sandler was dubbed “The Godmother of Title IX” by the New York Times. The law, enacted in 1972, is best known for its impact on inequities in high school and collegiate athletics, but Sandler became involved in the issue while battling for her job at the University of Maryland.

Sandler is expected to reflect on her advocacy of Title IX and its impact on girls and women decades after its passage. Her talk begins at 9:30am tomorrow at the Bingham Humanities Building on the Belknap Campus. It’s free and open to the public.

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