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50th Anniversary of Title IX

2022 marks the 50th anniversary of this landmark legislation that prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs.

This year is the 50th anniversary of Title IX and Albuquerque Public Schools is doing a series of events to celebrate the landmark legislation and to educate our students and staff about how it protects ALL students!

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and includes protections from sexual harassment, sexual violence, retaliation, and also protections for pregnant, lactating, and LGBTQ+ students and staff.

Title IX 50th Anniversary Events

To register for any or all events complete the Title IX Event Registration Form

Teachers can download lesson plans for Elementary, Middle School, and High School.

*If you need to request access please email

Kickoff Launch Celebration

  • February 1, 2022, 9 a.m. via Zoom
  • February 3, 2022, 4 p.m. via Zoom

Let's kick off the celebration and get educators poised to teach and celebrate Title IX all year long! There will be sample lesson plans with activities for Elementary, Middle School, and High School. The lessons will center on the history of Title IX through an equity lens, learning how it began, how it evolved, and what it means today, 50 years later! Educators will leave with complete lessons plans for their classrooms.

Participants will get swag bags (limited) and be entered into a raffle for great prizes!


Know Your Rights Workshop

  • March 30, 2022, 3:30 p.m. via Zoom

 NM Legal Aid and civil rights attorneys will lead an interactive workshop broadcast out to all middle and high schools that want to participate. An educator at each school will facilitate the group with a tip sheet, walking the students through the hour-long workshop to learn about Title IX and the rights it affords students.


Sexual Assault Awareness Lesson Plans

  • April 2022

To commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the 50th-anniversary committee will distribute lesson plans centered on building consent culture, age, and grade-appropriate for K-12


 Title IX Signing Day

sponsored by Center for Equity Education

  • June 23, 2022, 1 p.m., at City Center

To commemorate the actual signing day of Title IX, we will read the proclamations signed by the mayor and governor (pending approval), eat cake, and have small discussions about what Title IX means at APS and how far we’ve come!


Intergenerational LGBTQ+ Panel

sponsored by GLSEN Albuquerque

  • October 19, 2022, Location TBD (Atrisco Heritage Academy, pending)

Title IX: Changing the Sports Landscape 1972 to Today

Sponsored by Modrall Sperling Law Firm

  • December 2, 2022, Location TBD

Are You Interested in Supporting This Historic Occasion?

  • Donations can be accepted via credit card thru the APS Education Foundation or by mailing a check to the APS Education Foundation at P.O. Box 25704, Albuquerque, NM  87125. Please designate TITLE IX on your donation so we can be sure it is allocated to us.
  • Please email if you're interested in sponsoring an event.
  • For more information about volunteering, email 
To register for any or all events complete the Title IX Event Registration Form