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Release: Feb. 14, 2000


4 – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16

River Room (near Iowa House Hotel) Iowa Memorial Union

Gloria Steinem, women's issues activist, to speak

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Gloria Steinem, who became well-known in the early 1970s for her role in advancing women's issues, will speak to University of Iowa campus and community audience 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 as the University of Iowa Lecture Committee's 10th annual Distinguished Lecturer. Steinem's talk, free and open to the public, will be held at the Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge.

Steinem is one of the country's most widely read and critically acclaimed writers and editors. She is an editorial consultant for "Ms. Magazine", a publication she co-founded in 1972. Her most recent book, "Moving Beyond Words," published in 1994 follows her 1992 bestseller, "Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem." Other of Steinem's writings have appeared in New York magazine, a weekly she helped to found in 1968.

Steinem helped to found the Ms. Foundation for women, the National Women's Political Caucus, a non-partisan group devoted to advancing pro-equality of women of all races in elected and appointed office and several other women's groups, including the Coalition of Labor Women.

For more information on Steinem, visit the UI Lecture Committee Web site at