by Kylie Vonnahme Contact
Monday, Nov 16, 2020 12:00pm
Gloria Steinem, writer, political activist, and feminist organizer, will be the featured speaker at Girls Inc.’s 20th annual Lunch for the Girls.
In 1971, Ms. Steinem helped found the National Women’s Political Caucus, the only national organization dedicated exclusively to increasing women’s participation in all areas of political and public life, including as elected and appointed officials, delegates to national party conventions, judges in the state and federal courts, and as lobbyists, voters, and campaign organizers.
Steinem was a founder of New York and Ms. magazines, and is the author of The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off. Her forthcoming book will focus on the Black roots of feminism.
Steinem co-founded the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Free to Be Foundation, and the Women’s Media Center in the United States. She was also a founder of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, the first national day devoted to girls that has now become an institution in the U.S. and in other countries.
“Gloria Steinem has stood at the intersection of gender and race for many decades, a place - today, here and now – where #MeToo meets #BlackLivesMatter,” said Girls Inc. Executive Director Roberta Wilhelm. “She has been fighting for women’s rights longer than I have been alive – and I am a grandma four times over! At this critical time in Omaha and in our country, she remains one of the most iconic symbols of the women’s movement, and I know her message will resonate with the girls, and with our virtual guests.”