Speaker's Committee Presents: An Evening with Gloria SteinemSpeaker's Committee Presents: An Evening with Gloria Steinemhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/207291Roberts Marshall Auditorium2012-11-02T19:30:002012-11-02T22:00:00
November 2, 7:30PM
Roberts Marshall Auditorium
Gloria Steinem: The Progression of Feminism: Where are we going?
The Progression of Feminism: Where are we going?
Urging audiences to reconstruct their understanding of gender roles, Gloria Steinem addresses the central issue of how we can foster a national spirit of co-operation to continue the advancement of the rights of all citizens, especially our children.
Advancing Women’s Social Equality
Gloria Steinem's name is synonymous with the advancement of women's social equality in America and throughout the world. Early in her career, she simply defined feminism as “the belief that women are full human beings,” a definition that continues to direct her work. Today, Ms. Steinem continues to call for an end to women's disadvantaged condition in the paid labor force, for the elimination of sexual exploitation, and for the achievement of true equality of the sexes through her outspoken articles and advocacy.
Pioneer of the Modern Feminist Movement
Gloria Steinem convened the historic 1971 Women's Political Caucus, founded the Coalition of Labor Union Women, and is president of Voters for Choice. She also established the Ms. Foundation for Women, which is devoted to helping the lives of women and girls in three main categories: economic security, leadership, and health and safety. Her books include the bestsellers Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, andMarilyn: Norma Jean. Her writing also appears in many anthologies and textbooks, and she was an editor of Houghton Mifflin’s The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women’s History. Ms. Steinem is currently at work on Road to the Heart: America As if Everyone Mattered, a book about her more than thirty years on the road as a feminist organizer.
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