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Virtual Event: Title IX, Legislation that Gave Women Equal Educational Access

March 28th, 2022
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Until 1972, sexual discrimination against women in college and university studies was legal. Women could be denied educational opportunities. Patsy Mink, Edith Green, Birch Bayh, Ted Stevens, and Richard Nixon changed that.

Congresswomen Green and Mink pushed a bill through the House demanding equal educational access for women if a school took federal money. Senators Birch Bayh and Alaska Senator Ted Stevens pushed it over the finish line for Nixon to sign it. The new legislation changed women’s education options from just nurse, secretary, teacher or looking for a husband in college to fields like medicine, law, and engineering.

On Saturday, March 26, Evan Weiner gave a virtual presentation on Title IX, hosted by the library.

Evan Weiner is a speaker, author, with a radio and TV background. In 2007, the Department of State sent him to talk to foreign nationals at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas to speak about the politics of sports business in America. Evan started his journalism career at the age of 15 by hosting a Spring Valley High School talk show on WRKL Radio, Mount Ivy, N.Y. in 1971. He also, at the same time, was a “correspondent” covering high school sports for the Rockland Journal News, Nyack, N.Y. at the same time. By 1978, he was covering news for WGRC Radio and won two Associated Press Awards in 1978 and 1979. In the 1980s, he started his long association with Westwood One Radio. Evan was a contributing columnist for New York Newsday (2001-05); AM-New York, the New York Press, the Bergen (New Jersey) Record, the Philadelphia Metro, Washington Examiner, Orlando Sentinel, Rhode Island’s Sports Journal, and for The Chicago Tribune’s Spanish Hoy! newspapers in N.Y., Chicago and LA.

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