Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Take Action to Protect Title IX
Today, BARCC is joining a national day of action, part of the #DearBetsy campaign spearheaded by End Rape on Campus (EROC) and supported by Futures Without Violence (FWV) and many others, to ensure that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos prioritizes Title IX.
As Patty McNamara, BARCC's staff attorney, explains, "Title IX is a federal civil rights law that mandates educational institutions' responses to survivors of sexual assault in educational settings. Title IX compliance is overseen by the Office of Civil Rights within the U.S. Department of Education. Thanks to Title IX, survivors have access to accommodations and remedies, and schools are required to actively address issues that lead to gender-based violence." The protections Title IX provides for students experiencing sexual harassment and assault must continue, and we need to tell the administration how important they are. So get out your phones!