1:00 - 2:15 PM
Themed, Women Voices: From Empowerment to Action, this virtual progam will feature a panel of alumni and faculty who will share their unique stories and experiences in the area of civic engagment. Director, Stony Brook University Choral Ensembles; Founder, Suffolk Progressives; NYS Attorney; Co-Founder, SestraNow, LLC, a multicultural and international organization for women; Licensed Social Worker; Certified School Counselor and Entrepreneur; and Resource Development expert; Fundraising Consultant for non-profit organizations;
SHTM Women’s History Month Panel Event
"Powerful Women’s Voices"
Monday, March 22, 2021
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Please join the School of Health Technology and Management on Monday, March 22, 2021 for our panel, Powerful Women Voices. We will engage in discussion about how these powerful women have found and used their own voices to propel them in their academic and professional careers. Moderated by Stony Brook University's Assistant Vice President for Career Development & Experiential Education, Dr. Marianna Savoca, five panelists will share how their voices were found and formed, and how these voices have framed their current endeavors.
Elder Sister Leaders
Brooke Ellison, PhD, MPP
Lynda Perdomo-Ayala, MSW, LMSW, CLC
Madeline Quintyne-McConney, MSW
Upcoming Sister Leaders
Melonie Evans-Bonilla, RN
Monica Lorenzo, MS, ATC, CES
For more information and registration for this event, please click here.
Spotlight on Women's History
Patsy Mink "The Mother of Title IX" (Dec 6, 1927 - Sept 28, 2002)
Born in Hawai‘i , she was mistakenly accepted as part of a ‘foreign student quota.’ There was only one other woman in her class, Minna Rodnon Buck. During law school, Patsy met and married John Mink, a graduate student. Their daughter Gwendolyn was born in 1952. After earning her law degree, Chicago law firms refused to hire Patsy because of her race and interracial marriage. The Minks moved to the Territory of Hawai‘i, where Patsy became the first woman in Hawai‘i licensed as an attorney.
When Congress admitted Hawai‘i as a state in 1959, Patsy ran for the sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Because she sometimes broke with other Democrats in the Hawai‘i legislature and resisted their efforts to influence her politics, local party leaders resisted her campaign and contributed to her defeat. After the 1960 census, Hawai‘i obtained a second member in the U.S. House. In 1964, Patsy successfully ran for this new seat. She served in the House from 1965 until 1977, the first woman of color and the first Asian American to do so.
Patsy Mink is perhaps best known for her work with Representative Edith Green and Senator Birch Bayh on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational institutions that receive federal funding. As its major author and sponsor, Patsy has been called, “The Mother of Title IX."
During her second tenure in Congress, Patsy continued to advocate for gender equality and education. She also cofounded the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus in 1994, and served as its chair. Patsy died from complications of chicken pox just one week after she won the House primary election in 2002. It was too late to remove her name from the general election ballot, and on November 5, 2002, she was posthumously re-elected to Congress.