50 Years of Title IX Town Hall

50 Years of Title IX: Past, Present, and Future of
Advancing Sports Equity and Activism

Thursday, May 18 | 7:00-8:00 PM

Town Hall Seattle's the Forum
1119 8th Ave

Event Details

WHEN: Thursday May 18, 2023, from 7:00pm to 8:00pm

WHERE: Town Hall Seattle’s the Forum, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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.

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.


Rosalie Fish
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. Now, Rosalie has given a TedTalk about her experience as an athletic advocate and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in social welfare and American Indian studies.
Catie Griggs
Catie Griggs is the President of Business Operations for the Seattle Mariners. 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. There, she was Chief Business Officer overseeing attendance, matchday production and operations in and around Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the team’s support groups and broadcasting. She also directed the team’s community relations efforts. Before joining Atlanta United, Griggs spent time with Futures Sport & Entertainment and Turner Broadcasting. A North Carolina native, Griggs received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. 
Anne Levinson
A student athlete at the University of Kansas in the late 70’s, when the University cut funding for almost all women’s sports, Anne filed one of the nation’s first Title IX complaints, resulting in a settlement mandating that the University provide parity for women’s athletics. Those years of student activism led Anne to law school and a career of public service and fighting for social justice. 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. As a judge, she founded one of the country’s first mental health courts, and since leaving the bench has worked on strengthening laws and systems on campaign finance, police accountability, gun violence, domestic violence, child welfare, and juvenile justice. One of our state’s first openly LGBTQ public officials, she helped lead several efforts over the years that stopped attempts to roll-back laws providing rights and protections for LGBTQ Washingtonians. When the Seattle Storm was going to be moved to Oklahoma with the Sonics, she led the negotiations to secure the Seattle Storm’s future in Seattle, and put together an all-female ownership group. Anne was a founding board member for SGS, helping to launch the school. Inset: Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times


Joy Hollingsworth
A former collegiate and professional athlete, Joy Hollingsworth is a small business owner, food justice advocate and community connector. During a stellar high school sports career, 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. After returning home from overseas, She earned her Master’s in Education Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership from the University of Washington and has worked as an assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Seattle University. Currently Joy works at a local Non-Profit growing food justice through collective action by collaborating with schools, community organizations and groups to create access to healthy foods across the state of Washington. 
Located in the Central District, Seattle Girls' School is an independent school for girls and gender nonconforming students in grades 5-8. Our mission is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.