Title IX

Title IX: 50 Years in the Making
Live Taping

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Saturday, June 18 at 6 p.m. CT
University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Coliseum
Tickets are FREE!

Three-time Olympic medalist, Jordan Larson headlines a star-studded panel in a new Nebraska Public Media production. Join us for a live taping and discussion of “Title IX: 50 Years in the Making,” at 6 p.m. CT, Saturday, June 18 at the Coliseum, 1350 Vine St., University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. CT.

Help us celebrate Nebraska’s pioneers of women’s athletics as our host Erin Sorensen leads a discussion with Carol Frost, Peaches James Keaton, Larson and Brenda VanLengen. The June 18 event will become a 90-minute program exploring Title IX as Nebraska Public Media celebrates the 50th anniversary of this landmark legislation.

While registration is free, tickets are required.

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Nebraska Public Media is gearing up to produce a wide array of stories on the impact of this landmark federal legislation.

Our year-long celebration officially kicks off this fall with Nebraska Public Media's coverage of the 2021 NSAA Volleyball Championships, followed by a Title IX edition of Nebraska Stories along with reports by our news team, and caps off with an exciting 90-minute program hosted by journalist Erin Sorensen with guests from the world of women’s athletics and beyond.

Title IX Statute

On June 23, 1972 the United States Congress passed the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The law states “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”.

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U.S. Congresswoman Patsy Mink, who co-authored Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act, briefly attended the University of Nebraska in the 1940s.