USFSP to Host Event That Explores Title IX Impact on Nov. 18

A photo of Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan

Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan

USFSP Associate Professor Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan‘s Women and the Law class, in partnership with the USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy (WLP) and USFSP Women Empowerment Club, will host “A Leveled Playing Field? An Exploration of the Impact of Title IX” on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The event aims to explore the importance of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits exclusion or discrimination on the basis of sex.

Betty Castor, chair of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, former USF President and the first woman elected as Florida’s Education Commissioner, will serve as moderator. Castor will host a panel of presenters that will include:

  • Claire Lessinger, sales director of special events, Tampa Bay Sports Commission
  • Mary Milne, vice president of Guest Experience, Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Barbara Sparks McGlinchy, former senior associate athletics director at USF
A PDF of the event flyer for “A Leveled Playing Field? An Exploration of the Impact of Title IX”

The digital event flyer

“It will be a wonderful opportunity for students and members of the community to explore the significance of this landmark legislation and its impact on the lives of women and girls,” said McLauchlan, founding director of the Center for Civic Engagement at USFSP.

During a reception that precedes the panel, students in her Women and the Law class will display their research posters about the broad range of implications for Title IX for equality of education opportunities for women.

“I am proud of the work my students have done this semester,” McLauchlan said. “Event attendees will have the opportunity to learn from the distinguished panel as well as from the results of my students’ research.”

The event will be hosted in the University Student Center. To attend, RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 17 via phone at 813-974-4070 or email.