Gender equality pioneer Bernice Sandler will be in Joliet March 27, according to joliet.patch.com.
The ‘Godmother’ of Title IX, the federal Civil Rights law that prohibits discrimination in education, will talk about challenges that women still face in education, their careers and in their personal lives.
The topic of Bernice Sandler’s talk at the University of St. Francis on March 27 will be “Women’s Progress on Campus: We’ve come a long way, baby, but…” as part of the university’s Women’s History Month Celebration.
Sandler played a major role in the development and passage of Title IX and other laws prohibiting sex discrimination in education, and has been associated with Title IX longer than any other person. The New York Times has referred to her as the “godmother of Title IX.”
She has been quoted in major media such as the New York Times, Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated, and has appeared on many talk shows including The Today Show, Larry King Live and Good Morning America. In 1994 she received a Century of Women Special Achievement Award from Turner Broadcasting System. Her books include: The Chilly Classroom Climate: A Guide to Improve the Education of Women with Lisa A. Silverberg and Roberta M. Hall, and Sexual Harassment on Campus: A Guide for Administrators, Faculty and Students with Robert J. Shoop. A new book, Peer Sexual Harassment, K-12,with Harriett Stonehill, will be published shortly by Scarecrow Press.
Sandler will speak at 7 p.m. in the Sexton Auditorium. Admission is free but attendees are asked by USF’s Women’s History Month Committee to bring an item for donation. Suggested donation items include diapers, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, shower gel, socks and underwear and sweat pants. All donations will be given to the Daybreak Homeless Shelter in Joliet.