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: Maguire v. Marquette University

A case in which a woman appealed a district court dismissal of her sex discrimination lawsuit against a university that was founded by the Jesuits but which now receives public funds. Read more »

Resource   |   March 20, 1987

Court Case: Fisher v. Vassar College

Cynthia Fisher sued the university for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure and retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, pay inequity in violation of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, and age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1987

Court Case: McDaniel v. Southwest Texas State University

A lawsuit based on charges that a female faculty member was paid approximately $300 less per month than similarly situated male professors. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1986

Court Case: Miller v. University of Southern California

A discrimination case filed by a tenured professor of Spanish who was denied promotion to a full professorship and claimed she suffered retaliation from university administrators after filing her suit. Read more »

Resource   |   April 12, 1985

Court Case: Bayer v. University of Maine at Orono

A case which involved a Ph.D. candidate’s allegation that she was denied a doctoral degree because of her refusal to submit to sexual advances by male professors. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1985

Court Case: Austen v. University of Hawaii

Kay Austen sued the institution for sex discrimination and retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1984

Court Case: Margolis v. Williams College

Anne Margolis brought a complaint against the college, alleging sex discrimination in the denial of tenure in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Massachusetts state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1984

Court Case: Paul v. Stanford University

Diana Paul sued the institution for sex and race discrimination in the denial of tenure in violation of Title VII of the Equal Rights Act of 1964 and California state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1984

Court Case: Shaw v. University of California, Santa Cruz

In this case, a professor of women’s studies who charged that she was refused tenure because of her sex and academic field was awarded tenure and $156,500 in an out-of-court settlement. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1984

Court Case: Boucher v. Fordham University

This case, in which a woman professor of theology charged that she was denied promotion to full professor because of sex bias, was settled out of court in 1983. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1983