FILM: Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority, March 30

The film Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority is the story of a dynamic trailblazer who battled racism and sexism and redefined American politics.

In honor of Women’s History month, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo presents the film screening of Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority.

Poster for the film showing Patsy Mink with the words, "Patsy Mink, Ahead of the Majority."
Film poster, click to enlarge.

FILM: Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority
DATE: March 30, 2016
TIME: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
PLACE: University Classroom Building, room 127, UH Hilo (campus map).

Following the film will be a discussion panel. The event is free and open to the public and the UH community.

Summary

The film Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority is the story of a dynamic trailblazer who battled racism and sexism and redefined American politics.

Following the film will be a panel discussion on the issues raised,. Two of the panel members are Nina Buchanan, UH Hilo professor emerita and member of AAUW Hilo Branch, and Jennifer Stotter, director of the UH Hilo Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Sponsors

The event is sponsored byt the UH Hilo Women’s Center, the UH Hilo Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX, and the Hilo Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

The Honorable Patsy Mink in blue suit with pink lei.
The Honorable Patsy Mink in 1990.

Rep. Mink often said her greatest accomplishments was passage of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The American Association of University Women continues to ensure that Title IX is protected in order to carry on Congresswoman Mink’s legacy so that future generations can enjoy full access to all aspects of education. AAUW’s mission is to promote equity for all women and girls and lifelong education and positive societal change.

Mink was a member of the Hilo Branch of AAUW Hawaiʻi and that partnership was maintained through out her stellar career and lifetime.

For more information, contact Lehua McClung.