The Hamlin School Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Title IX 2012-2013
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance....”
As a girls’ school that is deeply committed to educating girls to meet the challenges of their time, it is critically important that we teach the girls about the milestones in history that have contributed to the progress of women and accelerated the advancement of their civil rights. Without a doubt, Title IX changed the landscape of opportunities for girls and women in multiple arenas from athletics to science, and we want Hamlin girls to be aware of the fight that leaders and legislators undertook for the sake of present and future generations. Increased awareness and knowledge of history and current events, as well as gratitude for the efforts of trailblazers, are two important outcomes for the year-long celebration.
Moreover, our mission of developing extraordinary thinkers and innovators, courageous leaders, and women of integrity continues to have resonance in a world where many women continue to struggle for parity, self-sufficiency, physical safety, equal pay, access to education, and representation in government. It is our hope that Hamlin’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX will ignite a spark of activism in our girls so that they see themselves as participants in American history and young global citizens who can make a difference for girls and women around the world.
The Celebration at Hamlin
Throughout the 2012-13 school year, monthly celebrations of Title IX will take various forms: films, assemblies, parent education speakers, museum exhibits, field trips, and Sister Family events. Some events will be simple and low-key, and others will involve more coordination and planning. The celebration events will focus on the mission-driven goals described above and will underscore Hamlin’s commitment to our health and wellness program and to our physical education and athletics programs.
Please save the dates to these exciting Title IX themed events:
- February 4, 2013 at 7:00 p.m, Phil Kaye and Sarah Kay will be Celebrating the Female Voice.
- March 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. is Title IX Family Night, which will be full of fun sports activities and more!
Title IX events will be posted to the Hamlin NOW throughout the year. We're very excited to organize such important events for our students, families, faculty and staff.
I hope to see you there!