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: Hoffman et al. v. Panetta et al

This is a military sexual assault case filed by 19 plaintiffs in the Army and Air force who were sexually assaulted or raped while on active duty by other service members. Read more »

Resource   |   September 28, 2012

Court Case: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Dukes

In 2001, female employees at Wal-Mart filed a class action sex discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores in the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Read more »

Resource   |   September 20, 2012

Court Case: Klay et al v. Panetta et al

Ariana Klay is one of eight plaintiffs suing the U.S. military for allegedly creating a culture in which sexual assault and rape are tolerated and in which people who report it face retaliation. Read more »

Resource   |   March 06, 2012

Court Case: Cioca et al. v. Rumsfeld et al.

Sixteen veteran and active duty servicemen and servicewomen who, while serving in the US Military, have been raped, sexually assaulted, and harassed by active duty members of the military filed a lawsuit against the Department of Defense. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2011

Court Case: LeBlanc v. Trustees of Indiana University

Virginia LeBlanc, former director of the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program at Indiana University, filed a federal complaint against the university alleging gender and pay discrimination. Read more »

Resource   |   November 20, 2010

Court Case: Foltz et al. v Delaware State University

The lawsuit was filed by 15 members of the Delaware State University (DSU) women’s equestrian team to challenge the university’s decision to eliminate the team and replace it with competitive cheerleading. Read more »

Resource   |   October 18, 2010

Court Case: Bull v. Board of Trustees of Ball State University

Kathy Bull was the head coach for the women’s tennis team at Ball State University in Indiana for 21 years. There she advocated for Title IX issues and mentored young female coaches. Read more »

Resource   |   July 01, 2010

Court Case: Parker v. IN High School Athletic Assoc.

The primary issue in the case centers on whether or not the discriminatory scheduling of girls’ basketball games on non-prime time days violates Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2009

Court Case: Riccardi v. Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Patrizia Riccardi sued the university for sexual harassment and retaliation for complaining of sexual harassment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Tennessee Human Rights Act. Read more »

Resource   |   September 01, 2007