50 years of Title IX’

ROCKVILLE — Solano Community College will host a free conference with attorney Pamela Price, one of nine people who shaped Title IX and educational equity.

The talk will take place at 5 p.m. on September 8 at the Solano Community College Theater (Building 1200), 4000 Suisun Valley Road. There will be free parking in Lot 2 of the Rockville campus.

The event, titled “In Conversation with Pamela Price, 50 Years of Title IX,” will feature Price speaking about her membership in the landmark 1977 Alexander (Price) v. Yale, 459 F.Supp. 1 (D.Conn. 1979) 631 F. 2d 178 (2nd Cir. 1980), the first case to challenge sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination in education.

The courts dismissed the other five plaintiffs, and Price was the only plaintiff to stand trial in January 1979, in U.S. District Court in New Haven, Connecticut. In June 1979, the court returned a verdict in favor of Yale. In September 1980, the Second Circuit upheld the district court’s decision in favor of Yale.

Nevertheless, the case established that sexual harassment in education constitutes unlawful sex discrimination. Solano College invites all to attend this conference on a groundbreaking event that shaped the nation.

Price graduated from Yale with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1978. She came to California where she attended the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and earned her Juris Doctorate and master’s degree in Jurisprudence and Social Policy in 1982 .

She was admitted to practice law in California in 1983 and is a survivor of Ohio’s juvenile justice and foster care system.

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