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: Vuolo v. Board of Trustees, University of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, et al.

Cheryl Vuolo sued the university alleging, in part, pay inequity in violation of the Equal Pay Act and Massachusetts state laws, and sexual harassment and retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination in violation of state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1998

Court Case: Kowal-Vern v. Loyola University at Chicago, et al.

Areta Kowal-Vern filed suit in 1998 in federal district court alleging sex discrimination, age discrimination, and retaliation. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1998

Court Case: Crangle v. Stanford University

Colleen Crangle sued the university alleging sex discrimination, sexual harassment through a hostile work environment, disparate treatment based on gender, and retaliation for complaining of sex discrimination. Read more »

Resource   |   August 01, 1997

Court Case: Dace v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Letitia Dace, a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, sued the university for sex discrimination in promotion. Read more »

Resource   |   July 01, 1997

Court Case: Duffy/Jackson v. California Polytechnic State University

Susan Duffy and Lorraine Jackson, both faculty members at California Polytechnic State University, sued the university alleging pay inequity, disparate treatment, and sexual harassment. Read more »

Resource   |   May 01, 1997

Court Case: Clinger v. New Mexico Highlands University

Catherine Clinger sued the university for sex discrimination in the denial of tenure in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and other claims under both federal and New Mexico state laws. Read more »

Resource   |   January 01, 1997

Court Case: Cordes v. Stevens Institute of Technology

Jennifer Cordes filed suit for sex discrimination in the denial of promotion alleging that the justification for denying her promotion was pretextual as she was at least as qualified as male faculty members who had been promoted. Read more »

Resource   |   October 01, 1996

Court Case: Wilson v. University of California, Davis

Sharon Wilson, an African-American assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, Davis, sued the university for sex and race discrimination. Read more »

Resource   |   October 01, 1996

Court Case: Nelson v. Temple University

Traci Nelson alleged that the assistant dean sexually harassed her over a two-year period and that her grades plummeted as a result of the harassment. Read more »

Resource   |   September 01, 1996

Court Case: Fish et al. v. St. Cloud State University

Marjorie Fish, Kathleen Gill, Jill Goemer, Christine Jazwinski, and Lora Robinson were the named plaintiffs in a class action suing St. Cloud State University for pay inequity. Read more »

Resource   |   June 01, 1996