Rise of the Wahine : champions of Title IX
Call Number: Streaming Video
In the years following the Civil Rights movement and the passage of Title IX in 1972, Dr. Donnis Thompson (a headstrong African-American female coach), Patsy Mink (the first Asian-American U.S. congresswoman), and Beth McLachlin (the team captain of a rag-tag female volleyball team), battle discrimination from the halls of Washington D.C. to the dusty volleyball courts of the University of Hawaii, fighting for the rights of young women to play sports. “Rise of the Wahine” is the Winner of the Hawaii International Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary, and is both rich in women's history and inspiring for all who desire to transform the world around them. It is perfect for coaches to view with their teams, families to view together, high school/college classes, and for young men to grow in a deeper understanding in their hearts for the struggles of women and girls around them. Above all, the film reveals how change-makers overcome injustice with wisdom, an innovative spirit, and without becoming victims to their circumstances. Rise of the Wahine (pronounced, "wuh-hee-nay," Hawaiian for "woman"): Champions of Title IX" features Patsy Mink, Dr. Donnis Thompson, Dr. Bernice Sandler, Dave Shoji, and Gwendolyn Mink, and is narrated by Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead," "Prison Break").