Title IX

Cronkite School to partner with The 19th* for “The 19th Represents, 50 Years of Title IX” hybrid summit

Thursday, June 9, 2022


The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is partnering with The 19th* to sponsor “The 19th Represents, 50 Years of Title IX.”

This year’s hybrid Summit – taking place in D.C. and live streamed from June 15-17 — will feature timely conversations about the landmark gender equality law, and the advances in gender equity in higher education, athletics, STEM and the workforce that have occurred since. Participants include Jessica Berman, commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League; Kate Calvin, Ph.D, chief scientist and senior climate adviser of NASA; Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., Nobel Prize-winning biochemist and co-founder, CRISPR; Grammy-nominated singer Jewel, and more. 

The Cronkite School will serve as an academic partner for the event, collaborating with The 19th* to produce content about the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The 19th* is the nation’s first nonprofit newsroom at the intersection of gender, politics and policy.

“Cronkite is thrilled to be the academic partner for this critically important event marking the 50th anniversary of Title IX, working to help advance the discussion on gender equity. We teach our sports journalism students to look beyond the box scores, find the stories that can really make a difference and understand the role sports plays in society. Stories surrounding Title IX and its impact are exactly the type of reporting we want from our students,” said Brett Kurland, assistant dean for instruction and partnerships at the Cronkite School. 

“Fifty years after Title IX, it’s imperative that we not only examine and celebrate its impact, but take stock of how far we have left to go to achieve true gender equity,” said Emily Ramshaw, co-founder and CEO of The 19th. “We are thrilled to not only make space for these important conversations, but to be able to convene safely and in person for the first time since The 19th’s launch.”

Key speakers and performers include: 

  • U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren | Democrat, Massachusetts
  • Jessica Berman | Commissioner, National Women’s Soccer League
  • Kate Calvin, Ph.D. | Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Adviser, NASA
  • Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D. | Nobel Prize-Winning Biochemist and Co-Founder, CRISPR
  • Jewel | Grammy-Nominated Singer, Songwriter and Mental Health Advocate
  • Nicole Lynn Lewis | Founder and CEO, Generation Hope
  • U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace | Republican, South Carolina
  • MILCK | Singer and songwriter
  • Ann Olivarius, DPhil | Plaintiff in Alexander v. Yale and Attorney and Founding Partner, McAllister Olivarius
  • Candace Parker | Reigning WNBA Champion; Forward, Chicago Sky
  • Maya Satya Reddy | Former Professional Golfer and Founder, Queer Asian Social Club
  • Maya Wiley | President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

To register for the 2022 Hybrid Summit and view more details on this year’s programming visit www.19thnews.org/2022-summit/

About the Cronkite School
The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premier professional journalism programs and has received international acclaim for its innovative use of the “teaching hospital” model. Rooted in the time-honored values that characterize its namesake — accuracy, responsibility, objectivity, integrity — the school fosters journalistic excellence and ethics in both the classroom and in its 13 professional programs that fully immerse students in the practice of journalism and related fields. Arizona PBS, one of the nation’s largest public television stations, is part of Cronkite, making it the largest media outlet operated by a journalism school in the world. Learn more at cronkite.asu.edu.

About the 19th
The 19th is a nonprofit newsroom whose mission is to empower those we serve — particularly women, women of color and the LGBTQ+ community — with the information, resources and community they need to be equal participants in our democracy.