U-M hosts Title IX conference celebrating 40th anniversary

April 30, 2012


DATES: May 9-11, 2012

EVENT: “Title IX at 40: Progress and Promise—Equity for All” will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the federal legislation that enabled women and girls to become high school and college athletes, and to succeed professionally in all fields of endeavor.

The conference begins at 5 p.m., May 9, with a keynote address by Laila Ali, world champion boxer and president of the Women’s Sports Foundation. Her lecture is free and open to the public, but all other event require a registration fee.

PLACE: Rackham Building, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor. Map: www.umich.edu/~info/mapsAndDirections.html#anchor_centralCampus

INFORMATION: Terri Eagen-Torkko, (734) 647-6394, SHARP.Insights@umich.edu

RSVP: Media interested in covering the conference or seeking to interview speakers must request credentials by 4 p.m. EST Friday, May 4. Send the name of the reporter and photographer to jwadley@umich.edu and schwarde@umich.edu. Freelancers hired by an outlet need to include a contact at the outlet who can be called to verify the assignment.

PARKING: Limited parking spaces are available at bagged meters near Rackham.

WEB: To view the conference schedule, visit http://kines.umich.edu/node/7700.

SPONSORS: The SHARP Center for Women and Girls, an interdisciplinary research center founded by the Women’s Sports Foundation and the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the School of Kinesiology. The center advances research and policymaking to enhance the lives of women and girls through sport, play and movement.


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