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: Lever v. Northwestern University, et al.

Janet Lever sued the university and others for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read more »

Resource   |   June 01, 1981

Court Case: Penk, et al. v. Oregon State Board of Higher Education

Anna Penk was the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against the Oregon State Board of Higher Education, in which she and 21 other named individuals sued the Board for sex discrimination in pay, promotion, and treatment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1980

Court Case: Zahorik, et al. v. Cornell University

Donna Zahorik, Judith Long-Laws, Jacqueline Livingston, Antonia Glasse, and Charlotte Farris sued the institution for claims including sex discrimination, retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination, and pay inequity in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1980

Court Case: Fields v. Clark University

Rona Fields sued the university for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1976

Court Case: Sloboda v. New York University

A sexual harassment case that focused on the unsettled, critically important question of what constitutes an appropriate, adequate, and timely response to an employee’s charge of sexual harassment. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1970

Court Case: Krause v. Marquette University Dental School

A case alleging that a part-time clinical supervisor in the dental hygiene program was discriminated against because of her sex when the university denied her request for an unpaid maternity leave. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 0100