White House to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Title IX

WASHINGTON, DC – TOMORROW, Wednesday, June 20th, the White House Council on Women and Girls will host an event to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The event will feature panels that will focus on the Administration’s support for Title IX in athletics and education, led by notable women and men from the fields that have been greatly impacted by this landmark legislation.



Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President and Chair of the Council on Women and Girls

Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council

Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education

Former Senator Birch Bayh


Wednesday, June 20th, 2:00PM ET

** Pre-set Time: 1:00PM; Final Gather Time 1:30PM – Brady Press Briefing Room, to be escorted to South Court Auditorium. No exceptions.**



EEOB, South Court Auditorium


RSVP: This event is OPEN PRESS, but media must RSVP with the name, media outlet, phone and email for each person planning to cover the event to media_affairs@who.eop.gov, by TOMORROW, Wednesday, June 20th at 9:00AM ET. Press who do not have a White House hard pass must also send their full legal name, date of birth, Social Security number, gender, country of citizenship, and current city and state of residence. All press must enter the White House at the Northwest Gate (Pre-set Time: 1:00PM; Final Gather Time 1:30PM – Brady Press Briefing Room).




2:00 PM – Tina Tchen, Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, delivers opening remarks


2:05 – 2:15 PM – Valerie Jarrett delivers keynote remarks


2:15 – 2:20 PM – Former Senator Birch Bayh delivers remarks


2:20 – 3:10 PMPanel I: Intergenerational Views on the Impact of Title IX in Athletics

Moderated by Bonnie Bernstein, ESPN Broadcaster and former All-American Gymnast

Panelists include:

  • · Billie Jean King, Professional Tennis Player, Founder of the Women Sports Foundation
  • · Shoni Schimmel, Current Collegiate Basketball player, University of Louisville
  • · Tom Perez, Assistant Attorney General for Civil rights, U.S. Department of Justice
  • · Laurel J. Richie, President of the WNBA


3:10 – 3:15 PM – U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan delivers remarks


3:15 – 4:05 PM – Panel II: Advancing Our Commitment to Title IX in Education

Moderated Benita Fitzgerald-Mosely, Olympian, U.S. Track & Field, Engineer, and Chief of Sport Performance for USA Track & Field

Panelists include:

  • · Mae Jemison, Astronaut
  • · Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary of Civil Rights, Department of Education
  • · Gabriela Farfan, Stanford University Geology Major, Intel Science Talent Search winner
  • · Jared L. Cohon, President of Carnegie Mellon


4:05 – 4:10 PM – Cecilia Muñoz delivers closing remarks