In 1965, Patsy Mink was the first woman of color and Asian-American elected to Congress. She served a total of 12 terms representing Hawaii. Mink was the principal author and sponsor of the Title IX bill, which required gender equality in every educational program that received federal funding. She was also the first Asian-American to run for president.
Julie Su, Litigation Director at the Asian American Justice Center of Southern California (APALC), an affiliate of the Washington D.C.-based Asian American Justice Center. Ms. Su was one of the leaders in fighting for the freedom of the Thai garment workers who were enslaved for years in an apartment complex in El Monte, California. http://ethixventures.com/sweat-free-tribe-interviews/ethix-merch-interviews-julie-su-an-advocate-for-workers-everywhere/