United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has taken actions that gut the five-decades-long protections that Title IX has provided to victims of campus sexual assault and other forms of sex-based civil rights harms. A new, groundbreaking lawsuit aims to rectify this and indeed to save Title IX. Join the lawyers and activists behind this lawsuit. They will discuss the future of anti-discrimination laws in the context of new political realities. The panel will be moderated by HKS faculty member, Tim McCarthy,
Susan Daria Landino In concert with her activism assisting dozens of female scholars experiencing gender harassment and retaliation, Landino has founded Allies Reaching for Equality to support intersectional populations navigating inequities linked to Title IX non-compliance affecting access to education. She has just received her first funding and has published an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer launching the foundation. Previously she worked in news broadcasting and the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.
Heidi Howkins Lockwood, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Acting Director of the Women’s & Gender Studies Program at SCSU. She has worked behind the scenes to support survivors and Title IX activists at more than 60 universities over the past eight years.
Susan Marine, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Program Director in the Higher Education Master’s Program at Merrimack College. She has 20 years’ experience leading initiatives in higher education for the advancement of women and trans* students of all genders, with specific expertise in sexual violence prevention and response. She was the founding director of the Harvard Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, and served on both the board of directors and as a medical advocate at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.
Wendy Murphy is an attorney and impact litigator who specializes in constitutional and civil rights for abused women and children. She is the director of the Women's and Children's Advocacy Project of the Center for Law and Social Responsibility at New England Law-Boston, where she also teaches a seminar on law reform and sexual violence. She has published numerous law review articles on women's and children's rights, including Title IX.
This event is co-sponsored by Carr Center and WAPPP (Women and Public Policy Program).