Patsy Mink Video/Discussion

Date: Thursday March 23, 2017
Place: Paliku Theatre
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free and open to the public

Come join us for a screening of the documentary that chronicles Mink's life, PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY, followed by a panel discus- sion with leaders from around the community on Patsy Mink's legacy and the challenges and impact of Title IX today.

Why Patsy Mink and Title IX still matter: This year marks the 45th anniversary of Title IX as well as the 15th anniversary of the death of its co-author, Hawai'i's late Congresswoman Patsy Mink. Come join us for a screening of the documentary by WCC journalism instructor Kimberlee Bassford that chronicles Mink's life, PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY, followed by a panel discus- sion with leaders from around the community on Patsy Mink's legacy and the challenges and impact of Title IX today. Film synopsis: In 1965, Patsy Mink became the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the U.S. presidency and co-authored Title IX, the landmark legislation that opened up higher education and athletics to America's women. PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY looks at Mink's remarkable political journey, while often lonely and tumultuous, as she fought for the most disenfranchised and forgotten in society.