Today’s AAPI Heritage Month shoutout goes to Patsy Mink. In 1964, Mink was the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. During her decades-long Congressional career, Mink introduced the Early Childhood Education Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and was a co-author for Title IX, a law that advanced gender equity within federal funding policies for education- later renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in her honor.
Join us in honoring Patsy Mink by leaving a tribute on our social media channels @EqualOppSchools.
AAPI HERITAGE MONTH
Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates women of color, like Michelle Obama, the first African-American First Lady of the United States, an attorney, author, and education advocate for adolescent girls. As First Lady, Obama championed causes such as Let’s Move (ending childhood obesity), Reach Higher Initiative (job opportunities), and Joining Forces (supporting service members, veterans and military families). Obama is set to be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
Join us in honoring Michelle Obama by leaving a tribute on our social media channels @EqualOppSchools.
Women’s History Month