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: Harrison v. University of California, Berkeley

A case in which a math professor was denied tenure and alleged sex discrimination and a biased atmosphere in the math department, where there was one tenured woman in a faculty of 75. Read more »

Resource   |   March 01, 1993

Court Case: Crystal v. Regents of the University of Michigan

Jill Crystal sued the university’s regents for pregnancy discrimination, pay inequity and other claims in violation of Michigan state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1993

Court Case: Hirschhorn v. University of Kentucky, et al.

Ricky Hirschhorn sued the university for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure and pay inequity in violation of Kentucky state laws . Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1992

Court Case: Webster v. Mohawk Valley Community College

A sex discrimination suit brought by a female instructor who charged she was demoted in retaliation for her efforts to ensure enforcement of the institution’s anti-discrimination policies. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1992

Court Case: Lovell v. Regents of the University of California, et al.

Margaretta Lovell sued the Regents of the University of California for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure, retaliation for protesting alleged discriminatory practices, and other claims in violation of California state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1990

Court Case: Roberts v. College of the Desert

This case of a professor who was denied promotion and other opportunities for professional advancement because of her sex involved a trial court and court of appeals ruling in favor of the plaintiff. Read more »

Resource   |   March 15, 1989

Court Case: Haffer v. Temple University

A case filed by women students who charged discrimination in allocation of funds to the school’s athletics programs. Read more »

Resource   |   August 01, 1988

Court Case: Swakon v. Texas A&I University

This case involving charges that a female professor was not compensated equitably for doing work equivalent to that of her male counterparts was settled in summer 1988. Read more »

Resource   |   June 01, 1988

Court Case: Falk v. University of Judaism

Marcia Falk, former associate professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Judaism in California, sued the university for sex discrimination, retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination, and other claims under California state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1988

Court Case: Leder v. State University of New York at Buffalo

A discrimination case involving denial of promotion to associate professor with tenure of a professor in the field of women’s studies/feminist literary criticism. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1988