Feminist icon Gloria Steinem is coming to Tulane University on March 6 for the Newcomb College Institute"s second annual Powerhouse Speakers Series. Steinem will speak at 7 p.m. in the Lavin-Bernick Center"s Kendall Cram Lecture Hall on the university"s uptown campus. Her talk is free and open to the public. Prior to her lecture, Steinem will answer questions during a news conference scheduled from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Rechler Conference Room in the Lavin-Bernick Center.
A writer, editor, lecturer and activist, Steinem has devoted her life to fighting for justice and equality. She co-founded Ms. magazine and Ms. Foundation for Women, and helped to found New York magazine. Born March 24, 1934 in Toledo, Ohio, she lives in New York City, and is currently at work on Road to the Heart: America As if Everyone Mattered, a book about her more than 30 years on the road as a feminist organizer.
The Powerhouse Speaker series raises awareness of women"s contributions to society by featuring influential women across academic disciplines and professions who are role models and pacesetters for women. Established in July 2006, the Newcomb College Institute provides academic and co-curricular programs to enhance the education of undergraduate women at Tulane University.