Patsy Takemoto Mink honored on June 23, 2022

You can see the beautiful lean Patsy Takemoto Mink monument outside the Hawaiʻi State Library. This ceremony marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Title IX legislation (1972) that Mink championed.

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Patsy T. Mink monument outside of the Hawaii State Library

Although Title IX is often referred to in sports, it also opened the doors to all student in other areas. It forces fairness of gender in recruitment, financial aid, admissions, housing, and athletics. Mink co-authored Title IX using the big stick to ban U.S. schools and universities from receiving federal funds if they were involved in discrimination.

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 Hawaiʻi Supreme Court Associate Justice Sabrina McKenna sharing her gratitude
to benefiting from Title IX.

Photos from UH News

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