Monday, March 23, 2009

Gloria Steinem at FREE event on Wed, April 1

GLORIA STEINEM, many of our idol, icon, inspiration, etc., will be speaking at the following free event. About a dozen of us women's rights coaliiton members already called to reserve our tickets. Hope you do the same!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 @ 1:00 pm

Mason Hall
17 Lexington Avenue @ 23rd Street, NYC

Ticket Information:
This event is free and open to the public. For Reservations, call 646.312.5073

Jeffrey M. Peck, Dean of the Mildred and George Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Women’s Studies and the Department of English cordially invite you to an event with Gloria Steinem commemorating the 15th annual Addison Gayle Memorial Lecture.

Gloria Steinem, the noted feminist and activist, will give a talk entitled “The Longest Revolution.”

Gloria Steinem
Writer, journalist, editor, social and political leader, Gloria Steinem is America’s preeminent feminist activist. Her advocacy for women’s rights began in the 1960s and continues today with the same intensity and passion. The highlights of her numerous achievements include being co-founder and original publisher of Ms. Magazine; founder of Choice USA, a pro-choice organization; co-founder of the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Women’s Action Alliance, and the Coalition of Labor Union Women. A prolific writer, Ms. Steinem has written many books and articles. In 1993 she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Addison Gayle, Jr.
This lecture series is named in honor of Addison Gayle, Jr., CUNY Distinguished Professor of English, who taught at Baruch College for many years until his death in October 1991. Professor Gayle was a beloved teacher and a pioneer in the study of African American literature and multicultural curriculum. A firm believer in black creative and intellectual advancement, he wrote and edited numerous books in various genres, including literary criticism, biography, and autobiography. Among his best-known works are The Black Aesthetic (1971) and Richard Wright: Ordeal of a Native Son (1980).

Posted by: Jerin Alam, President, HWRC

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