Friday, March 26, 2010

Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

This Wednesday, March 31 the WRC, in collaboration with the Asian American Center, will be screening the film Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority, in the Illinois room of the Holmes Student Center.

Every woman with aspirations of higher education should know Patsy Mink. In 1965 Mink was the first woman of color elected to the United States Congress. Her liberal independence and outspoken nature often attracted open opposition, even from her own party. Nevertheless, she spoke out against the Vietnam War and fought for the passage of Title IX. Title IX was the groundbreaking legislation that transformed women’s opportunities in higher education and athletics. Mink’s political and social views were ahead of the majority in that she pushed and defied the limits of political thought while adhering to her principles.

Please join the WRC and the AAC as we screen this historical film. Afterwards, Professor Sandra Dawson will lead a discussion about Mink’s efforts to promote equality and persevere through political criticism.

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