Tuesday, June 23, 2009

White House Celebrates Title IX Anniversary

President Obama will commemorate the 37th anniversary of Title IX today during his press conference from the Rose Garden. Also (in another example of the interface between Title IX and Facebook) the White House is hosting an online discussion this afternoon (2:30 EST) to honor the anniversary. According to the Women's Sports Foundation website, the roundtable discussion will be streamed on the White House website using "an innovative Facebook application that allows users to both watch the live-stream and be part of an online chat about the roundtable simultaneously."

Finally, the White House blog is also celebrating the anniversary by collecting (and presumably posting, at some point later today) photos of women playing sport. UN Ambassador Susan Rice inspired this project with her own post and photo about playing point guard in high school.