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: Zimmerman v. University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Katherine Zimmerman, a self-employed single parent, sued the University of California’s Haas School of Business for discrimination in the admissions process. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2001

Court Case: Stepien v. Case Western Reserve University

Carol Stepien sued the university for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Ohio state laws and retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination in violation of Ohio state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2001

Court Case: Lerner v. Northeastern University

Cathy Lerner filed a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission on Discrimination, and subsequently filed a lawsuit in state court in December 2000. Read more »

Resource   |   December 01, 2000

Court Case: Ilon v. The State University of New York at Buffalo, et al.

Lynn Ilon sued the university for sex discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment in violation of New York state laws, retaliation for complaining of sex discrimination in violation of New York state laws and Title IX, and pay inequity in violation of the Equal Pay Act. Read more »

Resource   |   November 01, 2000

Court Case: Chichilnisky v. Columbia University

Graciela Chichilnisky sued the university for pay inequity, retaliation for complaining about pay inequity, and breach of settlement agreement in violation of New York state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   February 01, 2000

Court Case: Brzonkala v. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, et al.

Christy Brzonkala sued the university for sexual harassment under Title IX. Brzonkala alleged that she was raped by two football players in her freshman year at Virginia Tech. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2000

Court Case: Lioy v. Union County College

Mary Jean Lioy, a tenured associate professor in the Biology Department of Union County College (UCC), sued the college for sex discrimination and retaliation. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2000

Court Case: Evers et al v. University of Cincinnati

The four named plaintiffs are female, untenured professors who allege that the university engages in a pattern and practice of sex-based wage discrimination. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2000

Court Case: Mandell v. Regents of the University of California

Carol Mandell sued the university for sex, age, and national origin discrimination in violation of California state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2000

Court Case: Hegland v. Santa Clara University

Mary Hegland, an assistant professor of anthropology/sociology, sued Santa Clara University for retaliation, disability and sex discrimination. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 2000