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The 19th Represents 2022 Hybrid Summit

50 Years of Title IX

This event took place from June 15-17, 2022.
In June 2022, our third annual 19th Represents Summit focused on the 50th anniversary of Title IX. We looked at the history and impact of this landmark law, celebrated its successes and talked to leaders across many fields about the future work of gender equality. You can watch the full summit to hear keynotes from Senator Elizabeth Warren, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and WNBA star Candace Parker – as well as conversations on protections for LGBTQ+ students, pregnancy discrimination, the gender pay gap and much more.
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The Foundation of Title IX

In case you missed it, watch our conversations on the foundation of Title IX and its impact.

Speakers

Karla Arango

Student Survivor and Advocate, End Rape on Campus (she/her)

Student Survivor and Advocate, End Rape on Campus (she/her)

Neena Chaudhry

General Counsel, National Women’s Law Center (she/her)

General Counsel, National Women’s Law Center (she/her)

Leigh Fondakowski

Creator and Host, “Feminist Files” Podcast (they/she)

Creator and Host, “Feminist Files” Podcast (they/she)

Suzette Hackney

National Columnist, USA TODAY (she/her)

National Columnist, USA TODAY (she/her)

Errin Haines

Errin Haines

Editor-at-Large, The 19th (she/her)

Errin Haines

Editor-at-Large, The 19th (she/her)

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Jewel

Grammy-Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Mental Health Advocate (she/her)

Blond woman in a black hat

Grammy-Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Mental Health Advocate (she/her)

Jessica Lee

Senior Staff Attorney, UC Hastings College of the Law (she/they)

Senior Staff Attorney, UC Hastings College of the Law (she/they)

Sara Luterman

Caregiving Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Caregiving Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

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U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace

Republican, South Carolina (she/her)

Woman with dark brown hair smiling with an American flag in the background

Republican, South Carolina (she/her)

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MILCK

Singer-songwriter, Producer and Advocate

Woman with dark hair

Singer-songwriter, Producer and Advocate

Benita Miller

Executive Director, Powerful Families, Powerful Communities (she/her)

Executive Director, Powerful Families, Powerful Communities (she/her)

Candice Norwood

Candice Norwood

Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Candice Norwood

Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Nadra Nittle

Education Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Education Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

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Ann Olivarius, Ph.D.

Attorney and Plaintiff, Alexander v. Yale University (she/her)

Woman with blond hair wearing red lipstick

Attorney and Plaintiff, Alexander v. Yale University (she/her)

Mariel Padilla

Mariel Padilla

General Assignment Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Mariel Padilla

General Assignment Reporter, The 19th (she/her)

Shiwali Patel

Director, National Women’s Law Center (she/her)

Director, National Women’s Law Center (she/her)

Emily Ramshaw

Emily Ramshaw

Co-Founder and CEO, The 19th (she/her)

Emily Ramshaw

Co-Founder and CEO, The 19th (she/her)

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Democrat, Massachusetts (she/her)

Woman with glasses and blond hair

Democrat, Massachusetts (she/her)

Jessica White

Director of Title IX Office, Howard University (she/her)

Director of Title IX Office, Howard University (she/her)

Schedule

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | VIRTUAL
1 p.m. CT | 2 p.m. ET

Dive into the history of Title IX, meet some key figures and discover its impact on gender equality in education.

Welcome | 2 p.m. ET

  • Emily Ramshaw, Co-Founder and CEO, The 19th

Panel Conversation

The Beginning of Title IX and Its Immediate Impact | 2:05 p.m. ET

The text for Title IX — which was part of the Education Amendments of 1972 — was only 37 words long. But over the last 50 years, these words have brought about immense progress in gender equality. We’re learning from a legal expert and a storyteller about why the passage of this landmark law mattered so much.

  • Neena Chaudhry, General Counsel, National Women’s Law Center
  • Leigh Fondakowski, Creator and Host, “Feminist Files” Podcast

Moderator:

Suzette Hackney, National Columnist, USA Today

Keynote Conversation

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren | 2:35 p.m. ET

The policymaker, who worked for years as an educator, discusses her firsthand experience teaching in a pre-Title IX era, and the ways this key piece of policy has since transformed educational settings and much more.

  • U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat, Massachusetts

Moderator:

Errin Haines, Editor-at-Large, The 19th

Keynote Conversation

Gender Equity on Campus | 3 p.m. ET

We’ll hear from someone leading Title IX applications on campus to learn how she adapts to different rules and expectations with each presidential administration — all while meeting the needs of diverse communities of students.

  • Jessica White, Director of Title IX Office, Howard University

Moderator:

Nadra Nittle, Education Reporter, The 19th

Performance

Mindfulness Moment With Jewel | 3:25 p.m. ET

  • Jewel, Grammy-Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Mental Health Advocate

Panel Conversation

Pregnancy and Parenting Protection | 3:30 p.m. ET

A lesser-known but incredibly important part of Title IX is the protection it provides students and faculty members from being fired (or punished) because of their status as a pregnant person and/or as a parent. This protection has enabled generations of people who might otherwise be discriminated against to pursue higher education and careers.

  • Jessica Lee, Senior Senior Staff Attorney, UC Hastings College of the Law
  • Nicole Lynn Lewis, Founder and CEO, Generation Hope
  • Benita Miller, Executive Director, Powerful Families, Powerful Communities

Moderator:

Sara Luterman, Caregiving Reporter, The 19th

Panel Conversation

Accountability in Action | 4:05 p.m. ET

We’re bringing together one of the plaintiffs in the significant Alexander v. Yale University case, now a prominent lawyer; an attorney fighting gender-based harassment in schools; and a young activist and advocate. They will discuss how Title IX has evolved over the years to confront and root out sexual harassment — and, more broadly, gender-based violence on campus.

  • Ann Olivarius, Ph.D., Attorney and Plaintiff, Alexander v. Yale University
  • Karla Arango, Student Survivor and Advocate, End Rape on Campus
  • Shiwali Patel, Director, National Women’s Law Center

Moderator:

Candice Norwood, Breaking News Reporter, The 19th

Performance

MILCK Performs “Power” | 4:35 p.m. ET

  • MILCK, Singer, Songwriter, Producer and Advocate

One-on-One

Someone Had to Be First | 4:40 p.m. ET

Over the last couple decades, U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace has forged her own path. She was the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, a prominent military college, and is the first woman from South Carolina to be elected to Congress. We’ll learn about her experience becoming a trailblazer and how it has informed her political career.

  • U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace, Republican, South Carolina

Moderator:

Mariel Padilla, General Assignment Reporter, The 19th

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