Title IX hosts former UNM basketball great Michael Cooper and current women's basketball player Ebony Walker among a panel of seven in a discussion about women's roles in sports Friday, April 19 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the Ethnic Centers courtyard outside Mesa Vista Hall.

The event, "An Unleveled Playing Field?," also includes Alfred Mathewson, acting director of Africana Studies; Tamica Smith, director of athletics at Clark Atlanta University; Breda Bova, chief of staff to Dr. Frank and faculty representative to the NCAA; and Sonia Gibson-Rankin, associate dean of University College and panel facilitator.

Title IX is a Federal law passed in 1972 that requires gender equity for boys and girls in every educational program that receives federal funding. While most who know about the law think it applies only to sports, athletics is only one of ten key areas addressed by the law, which include access to higher education, career education, education for pregnant and parenting students, employment, learning environment, math and science, sexual harassment and standardized testing and technology.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email wcarrea@unm.edu or call (505) 277-5645.