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Women and Gender Studies Program to Host Series of Events on Title IX

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host, “Entitled! A Series of Talks and Events Exploring the Promise and Challenge of Gender Equality in University Life,” on Feb. 9-11.

“These talks will address both directly and indirectly the impact of Title IX on universities, but they are not simply talks about responses to sexual assault,” said Robin LeBlanc, professor of politics and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. “Instead, we will step back to look at the aims and uses of Title IX over a longer history and in a broader sense, certainly looking at sex on college campuses, but also at sports and even at the campus as a workplace.”

The events are as follows:

Monday, Feb. 9
12:20 p.m., Elrod Commons 216: Lauren Kozak, Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Director of Career Development, will give a talk, “Title IX: An Evolving Legal Landscape”

4:00 p.m., Hillel Multipurpose Room: Melanie Boyd, assistant dean of student affairs and director of the Office of Gender & Campus Culture at Yale University, will talk about “Preventing Sexual Violence through Positive Cultural Change”

Tuesday, Feb. 10
4:00 p.m., Hillel Multipurpose Room:
Shana Levine, ’01, Director of Physical Education & Athletics at Lewis and Clark College, will give a talk, “Women and Sport: Separate but Equal?” The talk will be followed by the W&L Women’s Basketball Game Rally. The game versus Randolph-Macon starts at 7 p.m. in Warner Gymnasium. Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day with pizza on the gym balcony at halftime.

Wednesday, Feb. 11
4 p.m.,  Hillel Multipurpose room: Ellen Mayock, Ernest Williams II Professor of Spanish, and Stacey Vargas, professor of physics and astronomy at VMI, will present “All in a Day’s Work,” featuring poetry and dramatic readings.

The series is sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, the Office of Student Affairs, the Athletic Department, and the University Lectures Fund. All events are free and open to the public.