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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to Hold Briefing on Federal Enforcement of Title IX Sexual Harassment Law in Elementary, Secondary, and Post-secondary Schools

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SOURCE U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

WHAT: The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice enforce Title IX, which protects the right of students in public schools and schools receiving federal funds to get an education in an atmosphere free of sexual harassment.  The Commission will examine the effect of recent federal guidance on sexual harassment in schools and possible conflicts with constitutional protections.

WHEN: Friday, July 25, 2014, at 9:00 am ET

WHO: James Cadogan, Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) 
Chris Chapman, Nat'l Center for Education Statistics, Dept. of Education
Seth Galanter, Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education (ED-OCR) 
Fatima Goss Graves, National Women's Law Center 
Catherine Hill, American Association of University Women 
Anita Levy, American Association of University Professors 
Greg Lukianoff, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education 
Ken Marcus, former head of ED-OCR, now Louis D. Brandeis Center 
Ada Meloy, American Council on Education 
Allison Randall, Office on Violence Against Women (DOJ) 
Eugene Volokh, University of California Los Angeles Law School

WHERE: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20425.                        

Please note that the offices are accessed on F Street NW. Interested members of the public are invited to attend and no reservation is necessary unless special assistance is needed.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency charged with studying federal civil rights enforcement, advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters and issuing a federal civil rights enforcement report. For information about Commission's reports and meetings, visit http://www.usccr.gov.

Media contact: Lenore Ostrowsky
Acting Chief, Public Affairs
(202) 376-8591
publicaffairs@usccr.gov

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