Women's History Month
2015 Women's History Month Keynote Speaker:
Two-time Olympian Anita DeFrantz delivered the Women's History Month keynote address on March 24, 2015. 6:30 pm, Oxford Presentation Room, 1390 Oxford Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
Leveling the Playing Field: Women, Sports, and Title IX
Watch Anita's DeFrantz's Speech Below
DeFrantz is president of the Board of Directors of the LA84 Foundation, which supports youth sports and health education initiatives in Southern California. She is an attorney, a member of the International Olympic Committee, and a two-time U.S. Olympian (1976 and 1980) in rowing. After more than 40 years, the impact of Title IX is still being felt. According to DeFrantz, "We've made progress, as evidenced by female participation in high school sports increasing by 900 percent, according to the Women's Sports Foundation. But we're still aspiring to make sure all students have access-because we know it can make the difference between failure and success in life."
Sponsored by the Center for Women at Emory; The Ali P. Crown Women in Culture and Society Endowment; the Hightower Fund; Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL); and the Office of the Provost.