Next week, IWF in conjunction with the College Sports Council is hosting a rally/press conference outside of the Department of Education to call for Title IX reform. James Madison University recently announced the single largest Title IX cuts in history. Please join us at the rally alongside athletes, coaches, and parents from across the country whose teams have been cut to fulfill Title IX’s gender quotas.
WHO: The College Sports Council and Independent Women’s Forum with students, parents, and coaches from James Madison University invite everyone in the college and Olympic sports communities to join them in their Title IX reform rally.WHEN:
November 2, 2006 11am Eastern Standard Time
In front of U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave. SW
Washington DC, 20202
WHY: In the interest of empowering students to have a voice in their school's sports sponsorship, and to create a more "Athlete Centered" management approach by Athletic Administrators. We will be appealing to the US Department of Education to help schools implement surveys as an alternative to cutting athletic programs. Student athletes, student government members, coaches, parents and sports groups from across the country will be attending to lend a voice, and support our young athletes and their schools in this endeavor.
After the rally the men's and women's JMU track and field teams will run side by side around the Department of Education in protest. Any and all athletes from any school are welcome and encouraged to participate in the run.