Female athletes in many Hawai‘i public schools aren’t getting the equality that federal law promises them under Title IX. A recent story by Honolulu Civil Beat exposed stark gender inequities when it comes to high school athletics programs and facilities.

On April 27, Honolulu Civil Beat invites you to join a community conversation highlighting this particular example, which prompted the ACLU of Hawai‘i to issue a demand letter to the state DOE requesting that female athletes in public schools have access to the same facilities as male athletes. The discussion will include the outcome of recent discussions, any actionable steps, and the broader implications for local education programs and athletics under the federal law known as Title IX.


  • Khara Jabola-Carolus, Executive Director of Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women
  • Suevon Lee, Reporter at Civil Beat
  • Mackenzie Ozoa, high school junior
  • Josh Wisch, Executive Director of ACLU of Hawai‘i

Wine and light refreshments will be served.

This event is in partnership with the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i (ACLU) and the YWCA O‘ahu.

This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP in advance.

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