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~Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem To Speak at Wellesley April 14~

For immediate release:
April 2, 2004

Arlie Corday,

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Gloria Steinem will speak on "Women and Pro-Choice Activism" at Wellesley College on Wednesday, April 14, at 5 pm in Houghton Memorial Chapel. Founder of the National Women's Political Caucus and co-founder of Ms. magazine, Steinem is one of the leading voices in American feminism. The event is free and open to the public.

"She will be speaking about her experience in pro-choice activism, and what she believes is necessary to do in the future to continue the fight," said first-year student Emily Amick, member of Wellesley Women for Choice, which is sponsoring the lecture. "As Wellesley Women for Choice's purpose is pro-choice activism and education, Gloria Steinem is a perfect representative of our core values."

Steinem is founder and president of Voters for Choice, a political action committee that supports pro-choice candidates. Through this committee, she works to increase the number of pro-choice women in elected and appointed offices at all levels of government. In 1992, she founded Choice USA, an organization that mobilizes and provides support to the diverse, upcoming generation of leaders who promote and protect reproductive choice.

"Together, we believe we can rally the pro-choice, pro-family planning majority in America to elect candidates who value individual rights and reproductive freedom," said Steinem in early March when it was announced that Voters for Choice would join Planned Parenthood in efforts to protect reproductive freedom.

For more information on the lecture at Wellesley, please e-mail

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