Mary Alice Hill will speak!
Title IX turns 40 with a free celebration in Oceanside on June 23
Join us for this pivotal event marking the 40th anniversary of the legislative milestone that changed the lives of millions of American women. Title IX sprung from the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s and prohibited discrimination of women in education and all federally-funded programs. The law leveled the playing field for women in academics and athletics. Don’t miss this joyful celebration of women’s achievement, featuring dynamic speakers, live music & dance, vendor booths, elite athletes, sports teams and female leaders in business, education and sports. Bring your mothers, daughters, sisters and friends and toast with us the power of women!
Title IX pioneer, ex-Division I AD of men’s/women’s programs to speak
A heroine to all women in sports, Mary Alice Hill changed the course of history for female athletes. She will be among the speakers at the 40th anniversary celebration of Title IX in Oceanside. The free event is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. at the Oceanside Amphitheatre on June 23.
Perhaps Hill’s most significant contribution was seeing that women’s sports are televised and given equal funding by law. But, she is remembered for doing much more.
Hill was an international competitor in track and field, which led her to eventually train four Olympians and coach record-setting teams. In the first year that women could hold the title nationally, Hill became the first Director of Women’s Athletics at Colorado State University. She also was:
► the first to award an Athletic Scholarship for Women at CSU in 1973;
► the winner of a Title IX sex discrimination lawsuit in a landmark case..
In 1976, Hill became Associate Athletic Director of Women’s Athletics at San Diego State University, and in 1978 Associate Athletic Director for both Men and Women, another first. She became director in 1982, ten years before the next woman was appointed to that position.
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