The first Asian-American woman to serve in the U.S. Congress, Patsy Mink was a trailblazing advocate for the rights of students, teachers, Asian Americans, and women.
Despite only a handful of women lawmakers in the early ‘70s, she built enough support to pass Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which barred sexual discrimination in institutions receiving federal funds and opened opportunities for women in athletics. She also helped pass the Women’s Educational Equity Act of 1974, and numerous other bills supporting families and children, including Head Start.
UH Mānoa is coordinating a series of monthly programs this Spring 2022 semester to honor and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX. These will include film screenings, panel discussions, and conversations with leading experts and advocates.
The celebrations begin with a tribute to Patsy Mink via the documentary Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority (free until February 10), followed by a virtual discussion with the director and special guests.
If you are interested in putting together a panel or program relevant to CTAHR, Professor Troy Andrade at the William S. Richardson School of Law would be glad to include that program in their calendar of programs.