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: 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

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

Female current and former students at the University of California-Davis and former members of the university’s wrestling team, sued the Regents of the University of California for sex discrimination in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for failing to provide them with equal athletic participation opportunities; equal athletic financial assistance opportunities; and retaliating against them for complaining about sex discrimination. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2003

Court Case: Janet Conney v. The Regents of the University of California et al.

Janet Conney sued the Regents of the University of California and UCLA for sexual harassment and retaliation for complaining of discrimination under California state laws, and pay inequity under both the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and California state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2003

Court Case: Howard v. Bishop State Community College, et al.

In November 2003, Kimberly Howard, a student at Bishop State Community College in Alabama, sued the college under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for sexual harassment allegedly committed by one of her instructors. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2003

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

Michael Burch, former head wrestling coach at the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis), sued the Regents of the University of California for retaliation in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other federal laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2003

Court Case: Nail v. Southwestern Oklahoma State University, et al.

Jenifer Nail sued the university for sex discrimination in the hiring process, and retaliation for complaining of sex discrimination, in violation of Title VII and Title IX. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2003

Court Case: Doe v. Notre Dame University and St. Mary’s College

Jane Doe sued both St. Mary’s and Notre Dame for sexual harassment in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2003

Court Case: Lisa Simpson, et al. v. University of Colorado

Lisa Simpson sued the university under of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for failing to remedy the sexually hostile environment on campus that led to her sexual assault and harassment by university football recruits and players. Read more »

Resource   |   December 01, 2002

Court Case: National Wrestling Coaches Association, et al. v. United States Department of Education

The National Wrestling Coaches Association, together with the Committee to Save Bucknell Wrestling, Marquette Wrestling Club, Yale Wrestling Association, and College Sports Council, filed suit against the U.S. Department of Education alleging that the department’s interpretation of Title IX and its regulations has had a discriminatory impact on male athletes. Read more »

Resource   |   May 01, 2002