As citizens across the country prepare for the upcoming presidential election, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is enlisting one of the nation’s leading activists to address the importance of voting rights. Gloria Steinem will speak to Freedom Center audiences virtually on Thursday, October 22 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.
Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer who rose to national prominence in 1969 with her article “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation” in New York Magazine. The article propelled her to become a leading voice in the feminist movement. She has pursued women’s equality in politics, business, education and everyday life, nationally and globally, for over five decades and continues to educate the next generation on the importance of gender equality.
Steinem has experienced many accomplishments in her decade’s long career. She is the co-founder of Ms. Magazine and helped found New York Magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles. Her writings have been published in Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and many women’s magazines, in addition to numerous publications around the world. She produced a documentary on child abuse for HBO, a feature film about the death penalty for the Lifetime network, and been the subject of profiles on both Lifetime and Showtime. Her books include the bestsellers My Life on the Road, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, Marilyn: Norma Jean (on the life of Marilyn Monroe), and As If Women Matter.
This discussion will be moderated by Malcom Johnson, an award-winning producer at FOX19 Now in Cincinnati, OH.