What is Title IX and why are we celebrating it today?
Title IX is a section of the Education Amendments of 1972 that 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...
Title IX is a legal act that has helped girls and women fight gender discrimination. Sinces its passing 41 years ago today, girls participation in sports has risen by 90%! 37 words that changed opportunities for thousands of women and girls.
How are we celebrating?
We have been celebrating all month with interviews of the authors of Sporty Girl Books. At midnight tonight we will be picking one lucky follower. That follower will win a copy of Karen Day's No Cream Puffs, a copy of a signed copy of Maria Padian's Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best, the choice of one of Catherine Murdock's books (any of her Dairy Queen books or her newest book, Heaven is Paved with Oreos which will be delivered on its release day, 9-3-13), and a copy of Liz Fichera's Hooked (interview coming next week). We are also adding to that a $25 gift card to Modells Sporting Goods.
How can you win?
All you have to do to win is to let people know about this blog. Sign in to the rafflecopter giveaway on the sidebar and it will tell you all the ways you can add entries. We've given you so many options, it's definitely not to late to start now.
How else can you take part in celebrating Title IX?
We would love to hear your experience as a girl in sports, as a sports fan, as a sporty book reader, or as a guy who supports girls in sports. Tell us your story by posting a comment on our Your Stories page. Our hope is that through your stories and comments, this blog becomes a community of people who care about girls in sports and the books written about them. We hope to hear from you soon. Watch this YouTube Video from Title IX's 40th to hear more about Title IX. Also make sure to check out our featured video that has the voices of women in sports.
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