Friday, March 02, 2012

CONFERENCE: Title IX at 40

Title IX at 40
May 9–11, 2012 | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The SHARP (Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center) for Women and Girls is pleased to announce and invite you to a national conference: Title IX at 40: Progress and Promise, Equity for All, at the University of Michigan, May 9-11, 2012.

Title IX at 40 conference will highlight the broad impact of the 1972 legislation on U.S. society, with a focus on sport participation. Nationally renowned researchers, athletes, media experts, and policy makers will explore the political, social, historical, economic, and health-related effects from Title IX.

We are excited to launch
Title IX at 40 by featuring a public presentation by boxing champion and Women’s Sports Foundation president, Laila Ali, on Wednesday, May 9th.

A key goal of
Title IX at 40 is to develop a call to action and identify future research priorities that will aid in fully realizing the objectives of Title IX. Presenters and attendees will co-create an agenda for future research intended to fulfill the promise of this important legislation.

Undergraduates, graduate students, and investigators from across the country will have opportunities to participate, present, and discuss their research as it relates to the themes of this conference at the
poster session. (We look forward to getting your abstracts!) A mix of researchers and scholars, students, parents, athletes, athletic directors, coaches, and policy makers are expected to attend.

To learn more about our exciting roster of speakers and the
Title IX at 40 conference schedule see the conference link.

Title IX at 40 conference is being organized and hosted by the SHARP Center for Women and Girls, a new collaboration between the University of Michigan and the Women’s Sports Foundation. The SHARP Center advances research and policy making to enhance the lives of women and girls through sport, play, and movement.

Please forward this invitation to anyone else that might be interested in
Title IX at 40.

We hope to see you in May!

Please contact me with any questions you might have.


Kathy Babiak, PhD
Co-Director, SHARP Center for Women and Girls
University of Michigan, 734-763-6922

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