Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink is the first woman of color elected in the US Congress. Her significant contributions include co-authoring the landmark legislation that mandated gender equality in education& — Title IX, which was renamed as "Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act" in 2002.

Talented filmmaker Kimberlee Bassford does a great job to bring Patsy Mink back to life in her new documentary "Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority" (USA 2008 | 57 min.).

Patsy Mink is a celebrated figure, especially for Asian Americans and women. She has been an important voice for the right of women and minorities, and she is an inspiration and a role model for many.

Lyndon B. Johnson and Patsy Mink

She stood up for what she believes in, even political defeats would be the consequences. She represents changes, progressive, and equality.

Her enormous contributions to the US politics, woman's rights, and social justices in general will be forever remembered. Her story should be and must be told.

This is her story — meet Patsy Mink in "Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority," an informative, inspiring, and interesting film about this colorful woman who was full of life and passion.

Director Kimberlee Bassford will appear in person for Q&A at the screenings at the 27th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF).


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