Back to School with Title IX

As the new school year begins, it’s a good time to brush up on Title IX and what it means for students. Signed in 1972, Title IX (officially known as […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   3 Comments   |   September 23, 2011

Women’s Equality Day through a Brown Lens

Women’s Equality Day commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which grants all women the right to vote. Growing up in the D.C. metro area, I wasn’t […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   August 26, 2011

Happy Birthday, Title IX!

Today, June 23, marks the 39th anniversary of the signing of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal statute prohibiting sex discrimination in education programs and activities […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   June 23, 2011

Commission Holds Bullying and Harassment Hearing

On Friday, May 13, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held Peer-to-Peer Violence and Bullying: Examining the Federal Response, a daylong public hearing. Participants looked at bullying and other types […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   May 26, 2011

California’s Suffrage Centennial

In October, Berkeley, California, will see a blast from the past in the form of early 20th-century suffragists. In celebration of the centennial of women gaining the right to vote […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   April 08, 2011

Branch Event Raises Sexual Assault Awareness

Recently, about 200 people in Western New York came together to hear stories — and as the stories went on, the audience, too, became characters. The AAUW Buffalo (NY) Branch […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 06, 2011

Voucher Scheme Spells Bad News for Students

It’s a sad day for D.C. and for public education all across the country. Earlier today, the House of Representatives passed a bill to continue the controversial D.C. school voucher […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 30, 2011

Women in History

Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich, a Tlingit Native American, successfully inspired the Alaska Senate to pass the state’s Anti-Discrimination Act in 1945, which banned blatant discrimination such as “no natives allowed” signs […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 16, 2011

Know It. Name It. Stop It.

It is amazing the level of terror that one can inflict on another. But I didn’t want my only identity to be a victim; I don’t just want to be […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 07, 2011

The Continuing Fight for Title IX Enforcement

AAUW recently lent our support to a Title IX lawsuit in Indiana, signing an amicus brief in support of the plaintiff in Parker v. Indiana High School Athletic Association et […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 16, 2011