Ideas for Myra Sadker day
Wed, 3 Feb 1999 17:16:52 EST

Per several requests, this list includes more than one hundred ways for
you to break gender barriers. Use it to create your Myra Sadker Day activities,
to develop long range plans and as a springboard for your own ideas.

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1.Establish an award to recognize children who promote equity
2.Do a play about gender equity in school
3.Write an equity column or article in the paper
4.Organize a walk, race, or athletic event for equity
5.Generate a timeline on the women's movement
6.Analyze books for bias
7.Honor people who embody spirit of Myra Sadker
8.Visit a women's college
9.Talk with parenting fathers
10.Train staff to eliminate sexist language
11.Have children interview non-traditional workers, role models
12.Develop posters that promote equity
13.Take youngsters to a women's athletic event
14.Create a videotape on gender equity
15.Reformulate or construct an equitable workplace
16.Monitor a school or district for equity
17.Create a non-sexist career festival
18.Plan cross-age activities on gender equity
19.Do a research project on gender bias
20.Award a Myra Sadker scholarship
21.Quilt for gender equity
22.Invite guest speakers on equity topics
23.Organize a joint equity project with an organization
24.Present an equity workshop at a conference
25.Observe classrooms to detect bias in interactions
26.Search websites for gender equity issues
27.Create bias buster groups
28.Develop and share a local gender resource list
29.Manage an equity booth at a toy, computer, or grocery store
30.Engage media personnel to acknowledge the day
31.Lobby the state or city government to support equity
32.Conduct a Who is Myra Sadker? event
33.Train media representatives on subtle bias
34.Give Failing at Fairness by the Sadkers to someone as a gift
35.Set up a mentoring or shadowing project
36.Study how religion and gender intersect in life
37.Try activity that is non-traditional for your gender
38.Develop effective strategies to manage gender "put downs" and
share your results
39.Conduct a workshop for support personnel to minimize bias and discriminatory
40.Develop and teach a lesson on Myra and educational equity
41.Read non-sexist stories to children
42.Create a program to "teach today's boys to be tomorrow's dads"
43.Design a local calendar of famous equity events and leaders
44.Sponsor a poster, essay, or music contest that promotes equity 45.Analyze
greeting cards for stereotypes
46.Begin planning for "Take your daughter to work" day
47.Create bookmarks that remind readers of equity
48.Thank a significant mentor, model or learner
49.Record your own biases from childhood and identify the ones you've overcome
50.Plan a conference, workshop or meeting around the day
51.Create a coalition meeting of local equity advocates
52.Publicly protest a company that supports a sexist policy
53.Offer free training and materials on Myra Sadker Day
54.Lobby a women's issue in a govt arena
55.Honor an equity organization in Myra's name
56.Seek or provide funding to develop a gender fair curriculum unit 57.Study the
intersection of gender and other equity issues (race, class, etc.)
58.Analyze TV, radio and newspapers for fairness
59.Learn about bias by watching and critiquing media
60.Create a time capsule for equity in the 21st century
61.Compile and distribute a brief equity bibliography
62.Submit a grant proposal to balance programs for males and females 63.Sponsor
a diversity meeting or club at school
64.Create a quote of the week board that presents famous and
diverse voices
65.Talk with a colleague from a different racial or ethnic background and
examine gendered views
66.Create a parents' booster club that promotes equitable school programs
67.Compile a list, collage, poster or bulletin board of non-traditional heroes
68.Create a graphic design for Myra Sadker Advocates
69.Examine class enrollments, by gender, in all upper school programs 70.Acquire
or donate funds to purchase equity materials
71.Redesign the logo or mascot of your office or school to be more inclusive
72.Write a public service announcement regarding equity and submit it to a radio
73.Check-out the gender enrollments in sports programs
74.Focus on linguistic bias as you edit language in a brochure, newsletter or
fictional story
75.Have female business owners speak to students
76.Have diverse parents talk about gender in their work and family 77.Research
gender disparities in drug and alcohol use at your school 78.Design a board or
computer game that highlights famous equity advocates 79.Submit names of females
for non-traditional leadership positions and roles
80.Have your Title IX Coordinator present to your group
81.Do a site exam of your hallways to see if visuals affirm or undermine gender
82.Write a report on a civil rights advocate of the opposite sex 83.Volunteer to
assist Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, and others with funding 84.Talk with your
children about gender
85.Design a logo for Myra Sadker Day
86.Have youngsters read and discuss New Moon Magazine
87.Model non-stereotypical play with children
88.Schedule a meeting with a principal, president or CEO to talk about gender
89.Learn about your sexual harassment policy
90.Cook with a boy, play a sport with a girl
91.Write a letter to an editor about illegal gender practices
92.Blow the whistle on Title IX non-compliance
93.Read a story with a female protagonist
94.Analyze a teacher education video for bias
95.Work with teen parents on child rearing skills
96.Visit your Boys and Girls Club to learn about their gender inclusive programs

97.Volunteer your group at a shelter and avoid stereotypical tasks
98.If necessary, file a Title IX grievance
99.Alert others to gender bashing music
100.Use the internet to discuss gender politics
101.Identify and honor males who break gender barriers
102.List what non-traditional tasks you do
103.Run for an elected office and promote equity
104.Train others to respond to sexist jokes
105.Promote a non-sexist book or film
106.Develop "baseball cards" of famous women
107.Design a short and long range plan for equity
108.Kick-off a yearlong event that focuses on equity
109.Research standardized test data by gender
110.Generate your own idea.

Special thanks to the National Coalition for Sex Equity in Education
(NCSEE) colleagues for assistance in generating this list, including:
Marta Cruz-Janzen, Melanie Flatt, Sylvia Hara-Nielson, Alicia Hetman,
Mary Wiberg, June Wilson, and the Colorado Institute for Gender Equity.

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