A conversation with Tanyka Barber, M.H.S., J.D., Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)
Presented by the Howard University Title IX Office; Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership; and Student Title IX Advisory Committee
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the landmark federal law prohibiting discrimination based on sex or gender in federally funded education programs. Join us for a special Women’s History Month conversation with Tanyka Barber (she/her), Partner at TNG/Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA). Ms. Barber will discuss Title IX's impact on gender equity in higher education, from college athletics to institutional responses to gender-based harassment and violence. She will explore some of the lesser-known aspects of Title IX, including its protections against discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy. She will also reflect on the specific challenges and opportunities facing HBCU's as relates to Title IX.
About Tanyka Barber:
Tanyka M. Barber, M.H.S., J.D.
“If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.” Toni Morrison
Tanyka M. Barber is a Partner with TNG Consulting, the organization that manages the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and the National Association for Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA). Ms. Barber has extensive experience in civil rights/equal employment opportunity compliance in both higher education and K-12 settings and frequently provides training and consultation services in key areas related to Title IX, employment discrimination, diversity and inclusion, investigations, and policy development. Prior to joining TNG, Ms. Barber served as the Director of Diversity and EEO and Title IX Coordinator at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, and was instrumental in developing the University’s Title IX grievance process, prevention, and training infrastructure. Ms. Barber also served as Assistant General Counsel at the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, the agency charged with enforcing the state’s civil rights statutes relative to employment, housing, and public accommodation discrimination.