Pamela Price, Title IX pioneer, to speak at Solano College


Pamela Price, considered a Title IX pioneer, will speak at 5 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Solano Community College Theatre, Building 1200, 4000 Suisun Valley Rd., in Fairfield.

Title IX is the federal civil rights law that bans sex-based discrimination in educational programs that receive federal funding.

The lawyer is one of nine people who shaped Title IX and educational equity.

The event, “In Conversation with Pamela Price, 50 Years of Title IX,” Price will talk about joining the 1977 landmark case of Alexander (Price) v. Yale, 459 F.Supp. 1 (D.Conn. 1979) 631 F. 2d 178 (2nd Cir. 1980). It was the first case to challenge sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination in education.

The courts dismissed all five other plaintiffs and Price was the only plaintiff to proceed to trial in January 1979, in the U.S. District Court in New Haven, Conn. In June of 1979, the court rendered a verdict in favor of Yale.
In Sept. 1980, the Second Circuit affirmed the District Court’s decision in favor of Yale.

Nonetheless, the case established that sexual harassment in education constitutes illegal sex discrimination.

All are welcome to attend the free event.

There will be free parking in lot 2 at the college.