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Sherry Boschert, in conversation with Kate Rohdenburg--37 Words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination

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A sweeping history of the federal legislation that prohibits sex discrimination in education, published on the fiftieth anniversary of Title IX

 

"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."
--Title IX's first thirty-seven words

 

By prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education, the 1972 legislation popularly known as Title IX profoundly changed the lives of women and girls in the United States, accelerating a movement for equal education in classrooms, on sports fields, and in all of campus life.

 

37 Words is the story of Title IX. Filled with rich characters--from Bernice Resnick Sandler, an early organizer for the law, to her trans grandchild--the story of Title IX is a legislative and legal drama with conflicts over regulations and challenges to the law. It's also a human story about women denied opportunities, students struggling for an education free from sexual harassment, and activists defying sexist discrimination. These intersecting narratives of women seeking an education, playing sports, and wanting protection from sexual harassment and assault map gains and setbacks for feminism in the last fifty years and show how some women benefit more than others. Award-winning journalist Sherry Boschert beautifully explores the gripping history of Title IX through the gutsy people behind it.

 

In the tradition of the acclaimed documentary She's Beautiful When She's Angry37 Words offers a crucial playbook for anyone who wants to understand how we got here and who is horrified by current attacks on women's rights.

 

Sherry Boschert is an award-winning journalist and the author of 37 Words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination (The New Press, 2022). Her first book, Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars That Will Recharge America, helped speed the transition to today's electric cars. She lives in Lebanon and blogs at www.sherryboschert.com

 

Kate Rohdenburg is Program Director at WISE. Since 1971, WISE has been the only advocacy organization providing support to survivors of gender-based violence in the Upper Valley and 23 communities impacted by it, offering survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change. See www.wiseuv.org

 

 

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
291 Main St
Norwich, VT 05055-0307
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ISBN: 9781620975831
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Published: New Press - April 12th, 2022

A sweeping history of the federal legislation that prohibits sex discrimination in education, published on the fiftieth anniversary of Title IX

"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."


Sherry Boschert, in conversation with Kate Rohdenburg--37 Words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination
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A sweeping history of the federal legislation that prohibits sex discrimination in education, published on the fiftieth anniversary of Title IX

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