Indiana’s constitution declares “that all people are created equal”. Though this revolutionary idea is a foundational principle of our state, it is marred by a myriad of contradictions. This ongoing series of interdisciplinary conversations examines our collective definition of equality at key moments in Indiana’s history to better understand who is considered a citizen, who gets a seat at the table, and who maintains power in our society.
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Join us as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the signing of Title IX, a landmark law written by Indiana’s own Senator Birch Bayh, a leading author for equal opportunity. These thirty-seven powerful words continue to empower and impact women everywhere.
From June 23, 1972, to today, Title IX has evolved from girls having the same access to education as boys, to protecting the rights of all students and staff regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, immigration status, race, or ability. For the second conversation of “Equal: A Work in Progress”, we’ll discuss the history and evolution of Title IX, a progress status of high school and college athletics, and the long road ahead for true equality.
Sandra Walter, Assistant Commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA)
Dr. Amy Wilson, Title IX scholar and Managing Director of Inclusion of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Rima Shahid, Executive Director of Women4Change Indiana
Presented in partnership with Women4Change Indiana.
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