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Gloria Steinem presents at college

November 5, 2015
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Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem. Photo via fb.com

Gloria Steinem will deliver a presentation at a college in the region tomorrow night as part of its Raise Your Voice women's series.

Western Michigan University will host the well-known political activist, feminist organizer, journalist, writer and lecturer at its Kalamazoo campus at 7:30 p.m. in the Miller Auditorium.

Steinem’s visit to WMU is part the college’s year-long series addressing issues of violence and hostility toward women.

The presentation, “An Evening with Gloria Steinem,” is free and open to the public, with seating available on a first come, first-served basis.


As a journalist, Steinem helped launch New York magazine in 1968, co-founded Ms. magazine in 1972, where she served as an editor for 15 years, and her freelancer work has been featured in Esquire, The New York Times magazine and women’s publications.

She has received numerous accolades: the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, National Magazine awards, Society of Writers Award from the United Nations and others.

Steinem has also been influential in founding several organizations: the Women’s Action Alliance, a national information center specializing in multi-racial children’s education; National Women’s Political Caucus, a grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the number of pro-equality women in elected and appointed offices; Women’s Media Center; and Choice USA.

The series

WMU’s Raise Your Voice series introduces the college and Kalamazoo community to nationally recognized scholars, activists, writers and artists.

The lecture series explores women-related topics such as street and workplace sexual harassment, rape on college campuses, marginalization and bullying.

The creation of the series was led by Carla Koretsky, dean of the Lee Honors College, and Jane Baas, associate dean of the Lee Honors College.  

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