Ebonee Avery-Washington

Ebonee Avery-Washington

Program Manager, Legal Advocacy Fund

A leader of one of AAUW’s landmark programs, Ebonee oversees LAF programming while working in close collaboration with LAF-supported plaintiffs and their attorneys. She also makes recommendations for LAF committee and board action on matters concerning gender discrimination, workplace equity, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. Ebonee comes to AAUW from AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly, where she facilitated the self-help office program, advocated for more than 200 seniors annually, and managed the daily operations of a grassroots pro bono service program. She received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, and a law degree from Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.
 

Work by Ebonee Avery-Washington

Court Case: Fish et al. v. St. Cloud State University

Marjorie Fish, Kathleen Gill, Jill Goemer, Christine Jazwinski, and Lora Robinson were the named plaintiffs in a class action suing St. Cloud State University for pay inequity. Read more »

Resource   |   June 01, 1996

Court Case: Travis v. Board of Regents, University of Texas System

A case in which an associate professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio, sued in federal court alleging sex discrimination in promotion, tenure, and pay. Read more »

Resource   |   May 01, 1996

Court Case: Goltz v. University of Notre Dame

Sonia Goltz sued the university for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and pay inequity in violation of Title VII and the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1996

Court Case: Kern v. University of Notre Dame

Beth Kern sued the university for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and pay inequity in violation of Title VII and the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1996

Court Case: Lavin-McEleney v. Marist College

Barbara Lavin-McEleney sued the school for pay inequity under Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, and the New York Human Rights Law. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1996

Court Case: Arakawa v. University of Wisconsin, Madison

A suit brought by a former graduate student who alleged that she was sexually harassed by the supervisory professor in the oncology laboratory where she worked as a research assistant. Read more »

Resource   |   November 01, 1995

Court Case: McCaffrey v. University of Wisconsin-Madison

A sister case to Arakawa v. University of Wisconsin-Madison, in which Jennifer McCaffrey sued the institution, claiming a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, and pay inequity. Read more »

Resource   |   November 01, 1995

Court Case: Gerber v. Colby College

Rebecca Gerber claimed that the college required her to bear heavier course loads than her male colleagues and rewarded her with fewer course credits. Read more »

Resource   |   August 01, 1995

Court Case: Wilson v. Goddard College

Tiffany Wilson alleged that the 52-year-old dean, whom she viewed as a father figure, successfully pressured her into performing a variety of sex acts with him. Read more »

Resource   |   July 01, 1995

Court Case: Moore v. Regents of the University of California

A tenure discrimination lawsuit in which Julia Moore, a musicologist, charged that her credentials and letters of support were suppressed and lied about during the tenure review process. Read more »

Resource   |   July 01, 1995