July 02, 2013

Hirono Added to Women’s History Site

What does Sen. Mazie Hirono now have in common with Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Ellen DeGeneres?

Hirono’s story was posted along with the others on a web site, which in the words of the organizers, “aims to become the largest video library of women’s stories ever told.”

The site is being put together by the producers of MAKERS, a three-hour documentary on the women’s movement that aired on PBS earlier this year.

Hirono’s story was added today, just before Independence Day. The timing was deliberate, “in order to celebrate Senator Hirono’s accomplishments, as an Asian-American female immigrant, and to share her own story following the recent vote of the historic immigration bill,” said Valentine O’Connor, a spokeswoman for the project.

Read the entire piece here: http://hawaii.news.blogs.civilbeat.com/post/54450262868/hirono-added-to-womens-history-site

By:  Kery Murakami
Source: Honolulu Civil Beat