Myra Sadker Day (March 5, 2000) is a day to break gender barriers.
And What Are You Doing for Myra Sadker Day?
Myra Sadker Days will be celebrated nationwide. Volunteers will
individually or collectively identify, plan, and implement at least one
activity that promotes gender equity. These activities can range from
modest gestures to major initiatives. Here are several ideas to start your
· Read non-sexist stories to young children
· Take someone to a women's athletic event
· Observe classrooms to detect bias in interactions
· Acknowledge Myra's gender equity work at a staff meeting
· Establish an award to recognize advocates who promote equity.
We invite you to visit our website for activity suggestions and information
about Myra Sadker Advocates and Myra Sadker Days. You'll find articles,
updates, and information, including:
· Equity lesson plans for teachers
· Activities for concerned family and community members
· More Than 100 Ideas for Myra Sadker Day
And don't forget to share your efforts with us. Photos, flyers,
videotapes, and anecdotes will help us to tell the story of Myra Sadker
You are invited to help us celebrate the third annual Myra Sadker Days at
· A HERO FOR DAISY - Myra Sadker Advocates will host the Washington premier
of A Hero for Daisy. This film is about the courage of two-time Olympic
rower, Chris Earnst, who galvanized her rowing team to confront the
inadequate and second-class training afforded to female athletes at Yale,
which lacked even locker room facilities for females. Chris and her
teammates stormed the athletic director's office naked with "Title IX"
written across their backs in 1976, four years after the law was passed by
Congress to ban sex discrimination in schools. The filmmaker, Mary C.
Mazzio, took on this project in an effort to promote positive and strong
images of women as heroes for girls; girls just like her daughter Daisy.
< www.aherofordaisy.com >
Date: March 5 Location: Ward 1, American University
Times: Early showing: 4:00-5:15 PM Late showing: 7:00-8:15 PM
Guest film critics featuring athlete and author Mariah Burton Nelson
· WOMEN: BACK TO THE FUTURE - In this one-woman theater performance actor
Kate Campbell-Stevenson brings to life a diverse group of historical women
Date: March 6 Location: Butler Board Room, American
· THE THIRD ANNUAL MYRA SADKER EQUTY AWARD- US Representative Connie
Morella will be honored with this award, which recognizes individuals for
their work and achievements in gender equity. Previous recipients include
Anne Bryant, executive director of The National School Boards Association
and the American Association of University Women, and Washington Post
columnist Judy Mann.
Date: March 6 Location: Butler Board Room
Time: 8:30pm (following Women: Back to the Future)
· TIPS ON RAISING SUCCESSFUL DAUGHTERS - Joe Kelly and David Sadker of DADS
(Dads and Daughters) will speak on "Tips for Raising Successful Daughters"
and hold an organizational meeting to form a Washington Area Chapter of
DADS. With education, support and community and media actions, DADs
provides tools to strengthen our relationships with our daughters and
transform the pervasive messages that value our daughters more for how they
look than who they are. Their website can be found at
< www.dadsanddaughters.org/ >
Date: March 7 Location: Gray Hall, Bentley Lounge
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
In order to attend any of the events, please leave a detailed message at
our office (301-738-7113) or email Karen Zittleman.
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