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Title IX and Beyond

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, landmark legislation that has changed the game for women in education and sports, The Aspen Institute held a symposium featuring WNBA star and former three-time college player of the year Maya Moore and moderated by ESPN’s Tom Farrey to discuss such topics as “The Critical Role of Sports in Society” and “Extending the Promise of Title IX to All Girls.” Soccer Sisters United was a special invited guest and we screened an excerpt of the documentary, “The Anderson Monarchs.” We were able to share the importance of our program in helping to eliminate the deficit of young women in sports, which is most pronounced in urban and low-income communities like the one we serve. It was an exciting and enlightening event. Two-time Olympic medalist, Michelle Kwan made a surprise appearance; and Kim Crabbe, the first African American to play on the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team spoke about her experiences and hope to continue using soccer as an avenue for change. Ms. Crabbe travels along the East Coast delivering pop-up soccer clinics and has even donated to our club! Check out the picture of her, Mr. Farrey, Coach Barnes, and Kahlaa. Also, check out the video of Ms. Crabbe’s work: