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: Towers v. State University of New York at Stony Brook

Dr. Sherry Towers began her employment as a postdoctoral employee with the Stony Brook physics department in September 2000. Read more »

Resource   |   December 01, 2004

Court Case: deMartin v. New Mexico Highlands University

Lyn deMartin sued the university for sex discrimination in pay, race discrimination and retaliation for complaining of sex discrimination in wrongful termination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New Mexico Human Rights Act, sec 28-1-10. Read more »

Resource   |   April 01, 2004

Court Case: Batya Weinbaum v. Cleveland State University

Batya Weinbaum sued the university for sex discrimination in her treatment and the decision to terminate her in violation of Ohio state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2004

Court Case: McMahon v. Carroll College

Charlene McMahon sued the institution for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure, and retaliation for complaining about the discrimination, under Title VII and Title IX. Read more »

Resource   |   December 01, 2003

Court Case: Pitblado v. Trustees of the State Colleges in Colorado, Western State College

Bonnie Pitblado, former assistant professor of anthropology at Western State College (WSC) in Colorado, sued the institution for retaliation in violation of Title VII. Read more »

Resource   |   December 01, 2003

Court Case: Russell v. The Trustees of Princeton University

Lynn Russell sued the trustees of Princeton University for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure, retaliation for complaining of sex discrimination, and other claims under New Jersey state law. Read more »

Resource   |   December 01, 2003

Court Case: Messmer v. Lehigh University

Marie Messmer sued the university for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure, under Title VII. Read more »

Resource   |   December 01, 2003

Court Case: Lissa Lord v. The Curators of the University of Missouri System

Lissa Lord sued the institution for sex discrimination and retaliation for complaining about discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as disability discrimination and retaliation for complaining about disability discrimination under Missouri state law. Read more »

Resource   |   November 01, 2003

Court Case: David Johnson v. University of Iowa, et al.

David Johnson sued the university and its state board of regents for sex discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution, and Iowa state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   June 01, 2003

Court Case: Paula Maggio v. Kent State University

Paula Maggio was terminated and sued the university 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   |   February 01, 2003