Framingham High Athletics To Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Title IX

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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham High Athletic Department is holding a special event to mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX.

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. It prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or any other education program that receives funding from the federal government, including athletics.

The June 1 Framingham celebration of women’s equality in sports will feature remarks from current and former female student athletes, as well as two keynote speakers:

  • Latoyia Edwards , Emmy Award-winning anchor on NBC 10 Boston and necn, former college basketball player.
  • Becca Pizzi, world renowned Guinness World Record holding women’s marathon runner who ran 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents, children’s book author, and business ownerSchedule

Program starts at 5:15 p.m. Athletic Director Paul Spear, Assistant Athletic Director Ashley Paulsen, and School Committee Chair Priscila Sousa will also speak.

Following the speaking program, attendees will be invited into the gymnasium to watch a special video What Title IX Means to Us, a retrospective of Framingham High School Women’s Athletics, as well as, an opportunity to meet current and former female athletes through a series of team displays highlighting the history of each sport.

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