Past Event

Playing Fair: Title IX Now

1:30 - 3:00 PM EDT

Passed in 1972, Title IX has dramatically impacted the participation of women in high school and collegiate athletics and beyond, with thousands of women now able to benefit from the opportunities that the law provides. From scholarships and increased presence on campuses to learning new physical and leadership skills, Title IX has allowed women to have a more equitable share of the American Dream. But what does the future hold for Title IX in an era of decreased funding levels for athletic departments, and how will this impact women both on and off the field?

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on the history and future of Title IX. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, a former collegiate athlete herself, will give a keynote address, followed by a panel that includes Title IX experts and Olympic medalists alike.

Welcoming remarks:
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress

Introductory remarks:
Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress and Counselor to the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Keynote remarks:
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services

Featured speaker:
Cynthia Brown, Vice President for Education Policy, Center for American Progress

Distinguished panelists:
Neena Chaudhry, Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
Christine Grant, former Athletic Director, University of Iowa
Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Senior Director of Advocacy, Women’s Sports Foundation; four-time Olympic medalist in swimming
Erin Hamlin, World Champion, Luge

Christine Brennan, USA Today