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Home run Queen Jocelyn Alo
Ku'ulei Agbayani first full time female radio sportscaster in Hawaii.
Full length - entire Portrait Unveil ceremony, plus a panel discussion from Hawaii. (44 min.) https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/724330052
Title IX, also called the Patsy Takemoto Mink Equal Opportunity Education Act.
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."
President Obama praises his former Congresswoman Patsy Mink. The author of Title IX.
Why Women Are Needed In Government - March 28, 1965
Woman of the Year - Time Magazine 1972 *
* Time magazine was founded in 1923, by men for busy men. In 2020, the editors at Time decided to remedy their gender bias with a special tribute to 100 influential women who should have made the "woman of the year" cover of their magazine. Patsy Mink was chosen for the year 1972, to acknowledge her achievement in passing Title IX. https://time.com/100-women-of-the-year/
A woman from Hawaii changed the nation.
Congresswoman Mink was one of the most powerful members of congress, yet back home, she faced opposition from fellow democrats and had to constantly defend her seat from Governor Burns and his political machine. Patsy Mink was a candidate in 20 elections from 1956 to 2000.
She won 16 elections and lost four.
Learn about Patsy Takemoto Mink from the people that knew her the best. Hear their personal untold stories.
Patsy Mink's daughter Wendy Mink and
co-author Judy Wu discuss their new book, FIERCE AND FEARLESS.
Lorna’s father Toshi Takehara and Patsy Takemoto sat next to each other in their alphabetically assigned seats in pre-med classes at the University of Hawaii. While Patsy was rejected from dozens of medical schools because she was a woman, Toshi went off to dental school.
As a young girl, Lorna loved Patsy’s Christmas parties where Patsy would dance the hula.
Patsy and Lorna's mother Alice broke traditions. They navigated through the traditional Japanese cultural norms of male dominance in order to change the system. Alice managed Patsy’s campaign when she ran for the US Senate against Spark Matsunaga in 1976 and lost.
Patsy Mink hired John Bickel to be her Press Secretary for her 1986 campaign for Governor, which she lost. In 1990, he played a key role in getting Patsy Mink re-elected and back in Congress. Now a teacher, John discusses how President Lyndon Johnson teamed up with Congresswoman Patsy Mink to pass new federal laws to improve access to education throughout the United States. Patsy would always tell John, “If you want to lower the crime rate, let’s improve education. You want to end poverty, let’s improve education.”
Patsy and her husband John Mink lived in Waipahu, a plantation town.
Claire’s mother was Patsy Mink’s office campaign manager. Orange was Patsy’s favorite color and was used in her campaigns. Patsy Mink's first election was in 1956 for the Territorial House of Representatives. Claire was a little girl when she went with her mother door-to-door holding a can with a little slot to collect coins to finance the campaign. Their strategy was grassroots with an appeal to the stay-at-home mother. It was the first time a campaign TV commercial showed housewives. Later, In the mid-1960s, Claire saw her mother and Patsy crying after being bullied by men who wanted them to drop out of the race. The two mothers were outsiders and harassed because politics was for men.
Native Hawaiian activist Herb Lee was Patsy Mink’s Chief of Staff when she served on the Honolulu City Council from 1982-1986. What is the difference between a statesperson and a politician? Herb says, Patsy was a statesperson and not a politician. She was a principled person. She didn’t float with the wind.
Congresswoman Patsy Mink was the sponsor of a bill that created a historically important conference for American women. President Gerald Ford signed the bill into law in 1975. Each state held local events to select their women representatives. The National Women's Conference was held in Houston, Texas in 1977. It attracted 2,000 delegates along with 20,000 observers.
Gloria Borland was awarded a fellowship to work for Congresswoman Mink but, in 1975, she had already been hired by Senator Inouye. Although Borland was on the Senate payroll, she also volunteered to help Congresswoman Mink and the Capitol Hill Women's Political Caucus. She participated in the National Women's Conference in 1977. The 1970s was when the Women's Movement took off, and Gloria Borland was there in the thick of it. www.GloriaCBorland.com
Podcast Editor - Imiloa Borland grew up in Washington DC and Hawaii. She graduated from Punahou School in 2020, attend the University of Hawaii Manoa in 2021 and is currently a Gural Scholar in political justice at the New School in New York City. www.ImiloaBorland.com
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