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Thu 5/18, 2023, 7:00pm
Seattle Girls’ School presents
50 Years of Title IX
Past, Present, and Future of Advancing Sports Equity and Activism

This summer concludes the 50th anniversary of Title IX — the groundbreaking 1972 legislation that prohibited sex-based discrimination in schools that receive federal funding. To celebrate the trailblazers, leaders, and young activists who carry the torch for sports equity and activism, Seattle Girls’ School is hosting an exciting event featuring an all-star panel of athletes and advocates.

The event will take place on May 18th at Town Hall Seattle’s the Forum. Panelists will explore past inequities in sports; discuss progress made since Title IX; consider the intersection of sports and activism; and highlight current advocacy efforts. Following the 45-minute moderated discussion, there will be an opportunity for the audience to directly engage with the panelists during a 15-minute Q&A session.

Registration is required to attend this event. Visit Seattle Girls’ School’s website for more information on how to reserve your spot.


Anne Levinson filed one of the nation’s first Title IX complaints, resulting in a settlement mandating that the University provide parity for women’s athletics. She served as Deputy Mayor, Chief of Staff, and Legal Counsel for Mayor Norm Rice, was appointed by Governor Locke to chair the Utilities and Transportation Commission, and by Governor Inslee to the Public Disclosure Commission, where she also served as Chair. Anne was a founding board member for SGS, helping to launch the school.

Rosalie Fish is a 22-year-old Indigenous track & field star at the University of Washington. Rosalie is a Cowlitz tribal member from the Muckleshoot reservation and gained national attention for dedicating her races to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis. In 2022, she became the first Husky student-athlete to win a Truman Scholarship, awarded nationwide to students on the basis of leadership skills, demonstrated civic engagement, academic potential and a desire to pursue a career in public service.

Catie Griggs is the President of Business Operations at the Seattle Mariners, the first female president in Mariners’ history. Since joining the organization in 2021, Griggs has installed a laser-focus across the organization on serving Mariners fans, a commitment supported by data-driven decision making. Prior to joining the Mariners, Griggs spent four years helping build Atlanta United into one of the premier MLS franchises.


Joy Hollingsworth is a former collegiate and professional athlete, small business owner, food justice advocate, and community connector. In high school she helped lead the Seattle Prep Girls basketball team to their first state basketball championship earning Most Valuable Player and State Player of the Year Honors. Joy continued to earn honors as a collegiate student-athlete of the University of Arizona Women’s Basketball team where she graduated in 2007 and continued to play professionally in Athens, Greece. Joy earned her Master’s in Education in Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership from the University of Washington and has worked as an assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Seattle University.

About Seattle Girls’ School
Seattle Girls’ School (SGS) is an independent middle school for female-identifying and non-binary students based in Seattle, WA. The school’s dedicated faculty and staff aim to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change. Founded in 2000, the school is based in Central District and is home to more than 130 students.

Presented by Seattle Girls’ School.

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