April 1, 2009: Gloria Steinem at Addison Gayle Memorial Lecture Series
Gloria Steinem, the noted feminist and activist
ARCHIVE: Jeffrey M. Peck, Dean of the Mildred and George Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Women’s Studies and the Department of English cordially invite you to an event with Gloria Steinem commemorating the 15th annual Addison Gayle Memorial Lecture.
Writer, journalist, editor, social and political leader, Gloria Steinem is America’s preeminent feminist activist. Her advocacy for women’s rights began in the 1960s and continues today with the same intensity and passion. The highlights of her numerous achievements include being co-founder and original publisher of Ms. Magazine; founder of Choice USA, a pro-choice organization; co-founder of the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Women’s Action Alliance, and the Coalition of Labor Union Women. A prolific writer, Ms. Steinem has written many books and articles. In 1993 she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
Addison Gayle, Jr.
This lecture series is named in honor of Addison Gayle, Jr., CUNY Distinguished Professor of English, who taught at Baruch College for many years until his death in October 1991. Professor Gayle was a beloved teacher and a pioneer in the study of African American literature and multicultural curriculum. A firm believer in black creative and intellectual advancement, he wrote and edited numerous books in various genres, including literary criticism, biography, and autobiography. Among his best-known works are The Black Aesthetic (1971) and Richard Wright: Ordeal of a Native Son (1980).
Gloria Steinem speaking at Baruch
Professor Tuzyline Allan introducing Ms. Steinem
photos Jerry Speier