Gloria Steinem to Speak at Family Violence Conference

Aug. 29, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — EVENT: Gloria Steinem, feminist writer and advocate, will give the keynote address titled "Feminism: Past, Present and Future" sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Center in the Division of Diversity & Community Engagement and the Texas Council on Family Violence at the Texas Council on Family Violence 2012 Statewide Conference.

WHEN: 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5

WHERE: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave.

BACKGROUND: Steinem is an activist, feminist, journalist and best-selling author who is nationally recognized as a champion of women’s rights. Her illustrious career with prominent media outlets includes co-founding Ms. magazine, where she remained an editor for 15 years, and New York magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles. She has written several books, and her work has been featured in many publications. She was also instrumental in the creation of the National Women’s Political Caucus and the Women’s Action Alliance. Steinem continues to involve herself in politics and media affairs as a commentator, writer, lecturer and organizer.

For event tickets, visit gloriasteinem.tcfv.org/. The cost is $10 for students; $20 for non-students. Steinem will also attend a VIP reception, available to ticket holders, after the talk. Full access to all conference events Sept. 5-6 can be purchased through the Texas Council on Family Violence.

Since 1978, the Texas Council on Family Violence, headquartered in Austin, has been a nationally recognized leader in the efforts to end family violence through partnerships, advocacy and direct services for women, children and men. As one of the largest domestic violence coalitions in the nation, TCFV’s membership comprises a diverse group of organizations and concerned citizens.

For more information, contact: Sherry Reddick; Ixchel Rosal, Gender and Sexuality Center, 512-232-1831