For more than half a century, Gloria Steinem has worked to advance equality, and remains an iconic and inspiring voice on all fronts of social activism. As a writer, producer, activist, and organizer, she has addressed a wide range of rights issues throughout her life and career.
She co-founded Ms. magazine, serving as an editor for fifteen years, and helped co-found New York magazine. Ms. Steinem also helped to found the Women's Action Alliance, the National Women's Political Caucus, and the Women's Media Center.
As a member of the Beyond Racism Initiative, she joined with activists and experts from South Africa, Brazil and the United States to compare the racial patterns of countries and to learn cross-nationally. As links to other countries, she helped found Equality Now, Donor Direct Action and Direct Impact Africa.
Steinem’s television credits include an Emmy Award winning TV documentary concerning child abuse and the current Emmy-nominated series, WOMAN, that explores human rights with a focus on first-person accounts and support systems. She is among the subjects of the documentary MAKERS, a continuing project to record the women who made America.
Her books include the bestsellers Revolution from Within, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, and As If Women Matter. Her most recent book, My Life on the Road, tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change.
Cynthia Canty, host of Stateside on Michigan Radio, will engage Gloria Steinem in a lively conversation followed by an audience Q&A session.
October 8, 2016
Location: 750 E Shaw Ln, Pasant Theatre, MI
Time: 8:00 p.m.