Steinem to Speak on Today's FeministsThis article publicizes a forthcoming lecture by Gloria Steinem at Old Cabell Hall on 'Women of the '80s: The Second Wave.' The article briefly outlines Steinem's career, including her founding of the National Women's Organization, her education at Smith College, her political activism, and her accolades.
Steinem to Speak on Todayâ€™s Feminists
By DEBBIE MOGAN
Cavalier Daily Staff Writer
Social activist, Ms. magazine editor and N.O.W founder Gloria Steinem speaks tonight at 8:30 in Old Cabell Hall on "Women of the '80sâ€ The Second Wave.â€
Steinemâ€™s visit is co-sponsored by University Union's Speakers Committee, FOCUS and the Womenâ€™s Studies Program. Steinem is a feminist organizer and lecturer whose political and social accomplishments have shaped the feminist movement.
After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College, Steinem studied under a fellowship in India for almost two years. She then worked for many highly publicized political campaigns, including those of Robert Kennedy, George McGovern and Bella Abzug.
Among the organizations Steinem has helped to found are such notable groups as the National Womenâ€™s Political Caucus, the Coalition Of Labor Union Women and the Board of the Women's Action Alliance.
Steinemâ€™s literary work is critically acclaimed across the country. Chosen as one of the 10 most influential women by Harperâ€™s Bazaar this year, Steinem has also received the Penney-Missouri Journalism, the Front Page and the Clarion awards. Her 1983 bestseller â€œOutrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions" comes out in paperback this January.
Steinem is perhaps most famous for co-founding the magazines New York and Ms. A non-profit educational magazine founded in 1972. Ms. is the only national magazine written for and controlled by women.
Steinem was most recently in the public eye for the gala celebration of her 50th birthday last year.
|Tags||advocacy, student publications|
|Date Added||January 4, 2017|
|Date Modifed||December 9, 2017|
|Collection||Cavalier Daily: articles about gender discrimination|
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