On March 6, FSCJ Student Engagement partnered with BlueWave Athletics for the opening seminar of Women’s History Month on Title IX at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts. More than 60 students, coaches, student athletes, staff, faculty and community partners from UNF Athletics engaged in conversation and breakout sessions with guest speaker Nancy Hogshead-Makar.
Hogshead-Makar is an Olympic champion, civil rights lawyer, public speaker and activist. She leads Champion Women, a non-profit that provides legal advocacy for girls and women in sports. Champion Women’s focus areas include equal play, traditional Title IX compliance in athletic departments, sexual harassment, abuse and assault in sport, employment, pregnancy and LGBT discrimination.
Hogshead-Makar shared a historical perspective on Title IX and described how the law has created more opportunities for women to be successful in life and have equal educational opportunities through sports. Following her speaking engagement, participants engaged in table conversations around the law and what they learned from the experience.