50 Years Ago, Rep. Patsy Mink Runs for President
First woman of color elected to Congress, Patsy Takemoto Mink's legacy still impacts us today.
Trailblazer Patsy Takemoto Mink of Hawaiʻi entered the Oregon Presidential primary on March 10, 1972, making history (again) as the first Asian American woman to run for President of the United States. Below are some news items from then, and Carl Fisher of Oregon shares some other remembrances.
If you’ve never watched Kimberlee Bassford’s documentary on Congresswoman Mink, it’s available for rent on Vimeo.
Advancing a Vision of Asian America: The Role of Higher Education
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Zoom event (RSVP)
Hosted by Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies (AAADS), UC Berkeley, Asian American Research Center (AARC), and AAADS Community Supporters
The forum will explore the roles of Asian American Studies and of higher education institutions in addressing the challenges and opportunities facing Asian American communities. Speakers will discuss how Asian American studies have seeded many grassroots organizations that have been central in building community resilience. They will also discuss the revived movement to advance Asian American Studies and Ethnic Studies, more generally, at the K-12 education level and on college campuses across the country.
California Assemblymember Phil Ting
Prof. Khatharya Um, Program Coordinator, AAADS
Prof. Lok Siu, Chair, AARC
Donald K. Tamaki, Senior Counsel, Minami Tamaki LLP, and Board Member, MTYKL Foundation
Aarti Kohli, Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Asian Law Caucus
Bao Vang, AAADS Student, and Asian American Political Activation (AAPA) Program Political Education and Community Engagement (PEACE) Chair, Asian Pacific American Student Development
Grace Pai, Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago
Hannah Chea, Research Assistant, AAADS
Jeff Chang, Writer, Senior Advisor, Butterfly Lab for Immigrant Narrative Strategy at Race Forward
Kate Lee, Co-Founder + Executive Director of Make Us Visible
Jon Osaki, Documentary Filmmaker
Lillian Galedo, former Executive Director, Filipino Advocates for Justice
Maanasi Shyno, Dartmouth Asian American Student Collective
Miya Iwataki, Nikkei Progressives, VP Little Tokyo Historical Society
Nkauj Iab Yang, Executive Director, California Commission on APIA Affairs
Dr. Thu Quach, President, Asian Health Services
Attendees will also be shown a preview of “Making Waves: The Rise of Asian America,” an upcoming documentary by Jon Osaki exploring the impact of Asian American studies programs across the country. The documentary examines the long-term outcomes of organizations and groups that emerged from the early ethnic studies movement as well as more recent efforts to establish new academic and community programs.
This event is funded by a generous grant from the Minami Tamaki Yamauchi Kwok & Lee Foundation.
Learn more and register at https://asianamerica.vision.