Borders & Belonging: Can a Woman be Elected President? Film Screening of Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

 Humanities Center     Feb 11 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Dr. White Room, Cross-Cultural Center

2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States.  But, what is the difference between having the legal right to suffrage (for some women) and the actual practice of political power?  Join us on Tuesdays for the "Conversations that Matter: Borders & Belonging" Series, sponsored by the UCI Humanities Center.

Film Screening:  Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority (2008), produced, directed and written by Kimberlee Bassford
Introduced and discussion moderated by Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Professor of Asian American Studies 
Bring your lunches, dessert and drinks provided

In 1965, Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the US presidency and was the driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that transformed women’s opportunities in higher education and athletics. Click here for a preview.

Co-sponsored by Womxn's Hub, Center on Law, Equality, and Race, Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, Office of Inclusive Excellence, Asian American Pacific Islander Staff Association, AAPI Womxn in Leadership, Academic & Professional Women of UCI, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Illuminations

Patsy Mink