Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dominique Dawes at the White House Today

Dominique Dawes, legendary Olympian and the first spokesperson for the Girl Scout's Uniquely Me! program, will be participating in a round table discussion today at the White House commemorating Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX, is a United States law enacted on June 23, 1972 that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

The discussion will also be featuring Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Billie Jean King and other well-known Title IX advocates . The round table will be streamed live on the web both at WhiteHouse.gov/live, and as part of an innovative Facebook application that allows users to both watch the live-stream and be part of an online chat about the discussion simultaneously.

Check it out today at 2:30 pm ET, and for more information follow this link to USA Today.