Equity Assistance Center-Region II at Touro College And U.S. Department of Education NY Office For Civil Rights To Present “Title IX: Thirty-Eight Years and Counting” August 12

Date: August 02, 2010
Media Contact:

Barbara Franklin
Director of Communications
212-463-0400 x5530
Barbara.franklin@touro.edu

New York, N.Y. – The Equity Assistance Center-Region II at Touro College, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education New York Office for Civil Rights, will present a symposium titled, “Title IX: Thirty-Eight Years and Counting,” on Thursday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Lander College for Women/The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School, 227 West 60th Street, Manhattan.

Title IX is the federal legislation that prohibits sex discrimination in federally-funded education programs and activities.

The welcome and overview will be presented by Dr. Velma L. Cobb, director of the Equity Assistance Center at Touro College; Dr. LaMar P. Miller, dean, Touro College Graduate School of Education; and Dr. Marian Stoltz-Loike, dean, Touro College’s Lander College for Women/The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School.

Jackie Moran and Emma Kim, attorneys in the New York Office for Civil Rights, will present the federal perspective on Title IX, while Carol Litrides, Title IX coordinator in the New York State Education Department, and Dr. William Howe, Title IX coordinator in the Connecticut State Department of Education, will offer the state perspective.

Pam Maraldo, executive director of Girls, Inc. of New York City, will discuss “Working in the Trenches.” Dr. Susan Klein, director of Education Equity, Feminist Majority Foundation, will present “Looking at the Next 38 Years.”

The program will conclude with an open dialogue featuring all speakers, with Dr. Miller moderating. A continental breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

To register, please visit www.touro.edu/EDGRAD/EAC/newsandevents.asp or contact Lauren Scherer at Lauren.Scherer@touro.edu.