Thursday, October 4, 2012
ASUI Kibbie Dome
Doors Open at 6:30 p.m.
Free and Open to All
MOSCOW, Idaho – Gloria Steinem, writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist, will visit the University of Idaho on Oct. 4 and 5, 2012 in honor of the Women’s Center’s 40th anniversary.
Over the past 40 years, Steinem has played a pivotal role in the women’s equality movement, both in the United States and internationally. Steinem travels as an organizer and lecturer and is a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence, non-violent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples, and organizing across boundaries for peace and justice.
In 1972, the same year that the U-Idaho Women’s Center was established, Steinem co-founded Ms. Magazine, and remained one of its editors for 15 years. She continues to serve as a consulting editor for Ms., and was instrumental in orchestrating the magazine’s move to be published by the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Steinem will speak on “Women’s Legacies, Inspiring Our Future,” at 7:30 p.m. PT on Oct. 4 at the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, 1000 Stadium Way in Moscow, ID. The event is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a facilitated question-and-answer period. The event will also serve as the keynote for the Athena-Women’s Center biennial Women’s Leadership Conference, held throughout the day on October 4 on the U-Idaho Moscow campus (preregistration requiredfor the conference).
For more information on Gloria Steinem, please visit www.uidaho.edu/whoisgloria.