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.
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."
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
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
more information on the lecture at Wellesley, please e-mail
1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an
excellent liberal-arts education for women who will make
a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston
is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all 50 states
and 68 countries. For more information, go to www.wellesley.edu.