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In Conversation with Gloria Steinem

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Emerging from the radical feminist movement of the 1960s, Gloria Steinem has spent the decades since campaigning relentlessly for gender, social and racial equality through peaceful means. Hear about the influential activist’s fascinating and historic journey.

Having become a nationally recognised member of the American feminist movement in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Steinem went on to write a regular column in New York Magazine, and co-founded Ms. Magazine in which she published the famous article entitled “After Black Power, Women’s Liberation”.

Two years later, she co-founded the National Women's Political Caucus which provides training and support for women who seek elected and appointed offices in government. Also in 1971, she co-founded the Women's Action Alliance which, until 1997, provided support to a network of feminist activists and worked to advance feminist causes and legislation. In the 1990s, Steinem helped establish Take Our Daughters to Work Day, an occasion for young girls to learn about future career opportunities. In 2005, Steinem, Jane Fonda, and Robin Morgan co-founded the Women's Media Centre, an organisation that "works to make women visible and powerful in the media".

Join us for a fascinating conversation with the woman herself, hosted by Desiree Reynolds, and discover what it means to be a progressive icon for over five decades.

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