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June 23, 1972 will be the 40th Anniversary of the passing of Title IX by the U.S. Congress; the law was signed by President Richard M. Nixon on July 1, 1972. Title IX is usually cited as the law that ensures equal access and funding for women athletes, but it is more than that. It is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in education programs and activities receiving federal funds. It was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees in these institutions.
The National Women's Law Center is celebrating Title IX with a web portal, Faces of Title IX, offering fact sheets and inviting women to tell their stores: *http://www.nwlc.org/title-ix*
They are also offering a "blog carnival"! : "Today we’re sharing stories about how Title IX has helped women and girls in the classroom and on the field for the past 40 years, as well as looking forward to the work that remains to fulfill the promise of this great law.
From STEM and sports stories to the protections the law provides to
students who are bullied, harassed, and pregnant or parenting, we’re honoring it all!"
These stories are compelling, about women's experiences in many academic and sports areas. Take a moment to read one of them: * http://www.nwlc.org/our-blog/title-ix-because-world-needs-more-female-scient... * * http://www.nwlc.org/our-blog/happy-40th-birthday-title-ix-read-all-posts-nwl... *
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