Midwest Mujeres Presents May: Asian & Pacific Islander History Month Con't
Discover and connect with these Asian leaders who helped make our country strive to be a fair and equal place!
Born in 1927 in Paia Hawaii
Was elected as a member of the House of Representatives in 1964
First Japanese-American woman to practice law in Hawaii
Also the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
Discover more about Patsy Mink
Christine Sun Kim
Born deaf in 1980 in Orange County, CA
Christine had a passion for creating art and is now a sound artist
Despite Christine being deaf, she experiments with sounds and vibrations, and conducts her own "silent choirs"
Born in 1922 to Japanese parents in Pepeeko, Hawaii
Trailblazing female ceramicist
Viewed creating ceramics to be a fine art, rather than to serve a functional purpose
Combined abstract expressionism with the spiritually infused traditions of East Asia