Assemblymember Chu Discusses Educational Equity and Access in Joint Informational Hearing

Friday, March 22, 2019

CONTACT: Annie Pham | annie.pham@asm.ca.gov | (916) 319-2025

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – On Monday, March 25, 2019, beginning at 3:00 pm Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-Milpitas), Chair of the Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism & Internet Media and Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Higher Education Committee is hosting a Joint Oversight Hearing on gender equality in education.

The hearing will focus on the intersection, overlap and gaps if any between the Federal Title IX and the California Education Code Sex Equity in Education Laws in fulfilling their shared goal of achieving equal access in all aspects of education regardless of gender.  This hearing will feature representatives from the State Attorney General’s Office, as well as academic and legal experts in gender equity in education and sports.

What:              Joint Informational Hearing of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism & Internet Media and Higher Education Committees: Federal Title IX and the California Sex Equity in Education Laws Examined: The current state of gender equality in education

When:              Monday, March 25, 2019 – 3:00 pm

Where:             State Capitol, Room 127 - Sacramento, California

Who:               Remarks by Chairs Kansen Chu & Jose Medina other committee members

California Attorney General’s Office, Laura Faer, Deputy Attorney General, Bureau of Children’s Justice in the Civil Rights Enforcement Section

American Association of University Women California, Alicia Hetman, State Committee Chair, Title IX

Higher Education

  • University of California, Suzanne Taylor, Systemwide Title IX Coordinator
  • California State University, Linda Hoos, Systemwide Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation & Title IX Compliance Officer
  • California Community Colleges, Peter Khang, Deputy Counsel
  • Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, Thomas Vu, Vice President of Policy

K-12 Education

  • California Department of Education, Khieem Jackson, Deputy Superintendent, Government Affairs and Charter Schools Division
  • California Interscholastic Federation, Roger Blake, Executive Director
  • California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Ashley Sunamoto, Vice President in Interscholastic Athletics
  • Fair Play for Girls in Sports Project, Legal Aid at Work, Kim Turner, Senior Staff Attorney

Website for Assemblymember Chu: www.assembly.ca.gov/chu

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