Happy birthday, Patsy Mink! The late 12-term Democratic Congresswoman from Hawaii was the first Asian American woman and the first woman of color to be elected to Congress. She was a co-author of Title IX, the law that forbids discrimination based on sex in federally-funded education, and served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans & International Environmental & Scientific Affairs in the Carter Administration.

Happy birthday, Patsy Mink! The late 12-term Democratic Congresswoman from Hawaii was the first Asian American woman and the first woman of color to be elected to Congress. 

She was a co-author of Title IX, the law that forbids discrimination based on sex in federally-funded education, and served as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans & International Environmental & Scientific Affairs in the Carter Administration.

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    Re-Reading the Feminist Sixties Conference this Friday, February 7! 30-5:30AM, 6020 HSSB Patsy Mink’s activism will be...
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    My hero.
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    Not just that, Hawaii gave this country the first disabled woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives (U.S...
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    Patsy Mink.
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