Mink to speak at the 2007 UH Hilo National Women’s History Month celebration

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Date: Monday, March 5, 2007
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Dr. Gwendolyn Mink will be the keynote speaker at the University of Hawaii at Hilo 2007 National Women’s History Month Celebration, Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in UCB 100. The program is free and open to the public.

Mink, the Charles N. Clark Professor in the Program for the Study of Women & Gender at Smith College, is the author of Hostile Environment (2000), Welfare's End (1998), The Wages of Motherhood (1995), and Old Labor and New Immigrants in American Political Development (1986). She is also the editor of Whose Welfare? (1999), co-editor of The Readers' Companion to U.S. Women's History (1998), and has written commentaries for the New York Times, Newsday, and the San Jose Mercury News.

The daughter of the late Hawai‘i Congresswoman Patsy Mink, Gwendolyn Mink continues the tradition of social justice through her writings, teaching, lectures and as a founding member of The Women’s Committee of 100, an organization dedicated to welfare justice. She is on the board of directors of the Institute for Public Accuracy and a member of the coordinating committee of Scholars, Artists, and Writers for Social Justice. Women’s Enews named Mink one of “21 Women Shaping the 21st Century.”

For more information, contact the UH Hilo Women’s Center at 974-7306 or at uhhwomen@hawaii.edu.

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