Free Webinar: Title IX: Preventing Harassment and Sexual Violence

What should educators and parents know about preventing and responding to harassment and sexual violence? Join the Region X Equity Assistance Center at Education Northwest on Thursday, September 26, 2013, 8–9:15 a.m., PDT for a free webinar on this important topic.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 has played a critical role in addressing gender inequities and discrimination in our schools and communities. We’ve made progress during the last 40 years, but sexual harassment is still a reality for millions of students, especially girls. This webinar will provide up-to-date information about harassment, sexual harassment, and cyberharassment, including:

  • The legal requirements of Title IX for schools and community organizations
  • How educators and parents can identify and prevent gender inequities
  • How educators and parents should respond to sexual harassment

The webinar is intended for teachers, administrators, school counselors, behavior specialists, parents, and education stakeholders who are concerned about sexual harassment and gender equity in their schools or districts.

Our panel of experts will also offer technical assistance resources to help schools and parents understand the Title IX legal protections that schools must provide each and every student.

Register now for this free and informative event.

Webinar participants will hear from the following experts in the field:

Dr. Bill Howe is a leading expert on culturally responsive education, multicultural education, bullying and harassment, and gender equity. As the Connecticut State Title IX Coordinator, he has firsthand knowledge of practical strategies to help schools prevent and respond to harassment and sexual violence.  Howe is coauthor of Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action” (2014, SAGE) and the Handbook for Achieving Gender Equity through Education, 2nd Edition. He also serves on the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission and was Past President of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME).














Ms. Marta Larson specializes in developing and implementing programs that focus on race, gender, and national equity in schools and districts. In 2011, she was named Educator of the Year by the Wisconsin State Human Relations Association. Currently, she manages the Michigan Girls Collaborative Project and is an administrator for the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education (AGELE).










Ms. Joyce Harris has been the director of the Region X Equity Assistance Center (EAC) at Education Northwest since 1994. The EAC is one of 10 federally funded technical assistance centers serving K-12 public schools in the areas of race, gender and national origin equity in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia (Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap).  Harris provides training and technical assistance to K-12 public schools in the areas of equitable teaching and learning; school-based harassment, bullying, and violence; culturally responsive teaching and multicultural education; sheltered instruction; federal anti-discrimination laws, policies and civil rights compliance; school, community, and family engagement; and capacity building for educators and parents.











Learn more and register for “Title IX: Preventing Harassment and Sexual Violence.”

If you have questions about the registration process, please contact, 503.275.9517.