Univ. of Michigan to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Title IX

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From the FLP mailbox, this notice of an upcoming conference at the University of Michigan, May 9-11, 2012:

The new University of Michigan Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy (SHARP) Center for Women and Girls!  is hosting a national conference to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark legislation that has changed the lives of women and girls. The SHARP center is a collaboration between the Women’s Sports Foundation and the University of Michigan.

Please save May 9-11, 2012 and plan to join us at the University of Michigan campus, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Laila Ali will present a keynote lecture at this two and a half day conference featuring nationally renowned researchers, athletes, media experts, and policy makers. The conference will highlight the broad impact of the Title IX legislation on U.S. society. Political, social, historical, economic, and health-related effects will be explored along with an agenda for future research intended to fulfill the promise of Title IX.  Undergraduate and graduate students from across the country will also have opportunities to participate, present, and discuss their research as it relates to the themes of this conference.

For more information on the conference or the new SHARP Center, visit here.

-Bridget Crawford

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