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Distributed October 28, 1997
Contact: Tracie Sweeney

Two-day conference will examine gender equity under Title IX

A conference in celebration of the 25 years since passage of Title IX, the law that prohibits gender discrimination at educational institutions, will offer tools, skills, strategies and workshops for educators, students and parents.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- In celebration of the quarter century since passage of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination based on gender at educational institutions that receive federal funds, the New England Desegregation Assistance Center at Brown University is co-sponsoring "Images of Gender Equity: Together Without Boundaries: The Next Twenty-Five Years," a conference Nov. 20-21 at the Providence Marriott.

The conference is designed to provide tools, skills, strategies and workshops for teachers, counselors, administrators, students, parents and community members. Certificates of participation for professional development credits will be available at the end of the conference.

Highlights of the conference include a keynote address by Jackie DeFazio, past president of the American Association of University Women; author Delores Grayson speaking on "Modeling Successes: Learning from the Past and Building for the Future;" a discussion session on "Brown v. Cohen: Implications for Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Athletics;" and more than two dozen workshops on such topics as preventing sexual harassment; strategies for increasing girls' participation in math and science; race, gender and class; single-sex education; great books for girls; computers and gender equity; data collection for equal opportunity; and equity in educational leadership. (Check the conference website at for additional information.)

Preregistration is required. Participants may attend for one or both days. For a registration form and fee information, contact Loel Greene at the New England Desegregation Assistance Center, (401) 351-7577, ext. 272, or send e-mail to [email protected].

The co-sponsors of the conference are the Rhode Island Commission on Women, the New England Desegregation Assistance Center, Educators Colloquium on Gender Equity, Rhode Island Department of Education, American Association of University Women, and Healthy Schools/Healthy Kids! Rhode Island Departments of Education/Health.