Woman's National Democratic Club

Events

Premiere of ESPN Title IX Documentary “37 Words”

Tuesday, June 21 @ 6:30pm

Join us for the premiere of “37 Words,” a four-part documentary series created by award-winning directors and producers Dawn Porter and Nicole Newnham for ESPN which chronicles the hard-fought battle for equal rights in education and athletics. We will cheer Title IX with cake and bubbly! 

Event begins at 6:30 and Part I of the film will begin live on ESPN at 8 pm, followed by Part II at 9 pm. 

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Title IX 50th Anniversary Panel

held on Thurs, May 12 @ 6pm

In May, we recalled the early years of the women’s movement and how women leaders made history with Title IX by prohibiting sex discrimination in schools and other educational programs that receive federal funds. We learned where Title IX stands today in every aspect of our lives—employment, education, and beyond—and where we need to go to reach Title IX’s full potential. Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT), our moderator, was joined by longtime women’s advocate Margaret Dunkle, Emily Martin (National Women’s Law Center), Thalia Charles (Lafayette College & Know Your IX), and Clare Marash (writer & “37 Words” documentary producer).

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Equal Pay for U.S. Women's National Soccer Team!

By Joe Hernadez with NPR | Published Wed., May 18th

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Wednesday [May 18th] that it has reached a deal to pay the U.S. Men’s National Team and the U.S. Women’s National Team equally, eliminating a contentious pay gap that saw female players earning less.

The new collective bargaining agreements will run through 2028 and include the “equalization” of World Cup prize money, the organization announced.

In February, the governing body and the women’s team announced a settlement to resolve the longstanding pay dispute, with the federation agreeing to pay the two teams equally in the next union contract and give the women’s team $22 million in back pay.

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Articles from Title IX Activists

Tributes to the Leaders of Title IX

Tribute to Bernice “Bunny” Sandler, Godmother of Title IX 

By Marty Langelan, past president of the National Woman’s Party 

Tribute to Edith Green, Mother of Title IX

by Margaret Dunkle, the first Chair of the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education 

Tribute to Birch Bayh, The Protector of Title IX

by Barbara Dixon, Legislative Assistant to Sen. Birch Bayh from 1974 to 1979

Further Reading