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Playing Fair? Title IX at 45

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
10 Garden St.
Cambridge, Mass.
Fri., Apr. 21, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Playing Fair? Title IX at 45

Over the past four decades, the phrase “Title IX” has become practically synonymous with women’s sports. The events leading up to Title IX’s passage in 1972 and the struggle ever since to figure out how to implement the law fairly demonstrate how athletics became part of the broader political and cultural struggles of contemporary American life. The history of Title IX also confirms the difficulties—and the rewards—of putting abstract principles like equal opportunity and gender equity into concrete, everyday practice. This exhibition highlights the 45 years that Title IX has been in effect, on and off the playing field. The women’s sports revolution is here to stay, but gender equity in education and society in general is still incomplete. Title IX remains an important tool in the ongoing struggle.

Gazette Classification: Exhibitions, Social Sciences
Organization/Sponsor: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Cost: Free and open to the public

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 09:00