Former U.S. Commerce Secretary Barbara Franklin and Team USA Gold Medalists Gather at the Nixon Library on the 50th Anniversary of the landmark equality legislation known as Title IX
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
The 50th anniversary celebration of Title IX kicks off with the official opening of the Nixon Library’s new exhibition, Evening the Odds: Women Leading the Way followed by a luncheon and fascinating conversation between former U.S. Commerce Secretary Barbara Franklin and historian Heath Hardage Lee about the Nixon administration’s work to recruit women into senior government positions, and the effects of that work on the creation of Title IX.
Then: leading Team USA Olympic Gold Medalists will take the stage including 3-time gold medalist, Kerri Walsh Jennings, 4-time gold medalist, Janet Evans, and 2-time gold medalist, Courtney Mathewson to celebrate and analyze the impact of Title IX 50 years to the day that President Nixon signed it into law.
On June 23, 1972, President Nixon signed the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which included Title IX, prohibiting sexual discrimination at any institution receiving federal funding. Today, it is best known as the amendment that grants women and girls equal opportunities to participate in high school and college athletics.
Few knew just how consequential Title IX would be. In just 37 words, Title IX launched a revolution in women’s sports.
Luncheon tickets will be $48 (Members: $38)