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Documentary about the late U.S. Congresswoman Patsy Mink nominated for The White House Project award

PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY, a documentary about the late U.S. Representative Patsy Mink (D-HI), has been nominated for The White  House Project’s EPIC Emerging Artist Award.

The film is the first to explore the life of Congresswoman Mink, the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the U.S. Congress and co-author of Title IX, later renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act, the legislation that opened up higher education and athletics for women.

The film is one of twelve nominees selected to compete for the award, which will be determined by an online vote.  Voting  is open now through March 31 at The White House Project‘s website.

The top three vote getters will be invited to EPIC gala on April 7 in New York and the winner revealed at The Secrets of Powerful Women EPIC 2010 After-Party sponsored by Lifetime Television and hosted by actor Kerry Washington. The White House Project is a national, nonpartisan non-profit organization that aims to advance women’s leadership in all communities and sectors, up to the U.S. presidency.

Each year, it presents the EPIC Awards to celebrate those in the visual arts and media who have created powerful representations of women in their work. This year, it created the first-ever EPIC Emerging Artist Award to recognize artists who may not yet have great exposure and are emerging on the national scene.

Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority