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Gloria Steinem to speak at NMSU March 18

Writer and social activist Gloria Steinem will speak at New Mexico State University's Pan American Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18.

Steinem's appearance is part of the University Speakers Series, sponsored by the NMSU Honors Program and the Office of the Executive Vice President. Admission is free.

A writer and consulting editor for Ms. magazine, which she co-founded in 1972, Steinem is recognized as a leader of the modern feminist movement. As an organizer, she has helped to found the Women's Action Alliance, a national center that provides non-sexist, multi-racial children's education and communication among women's groups; the national Women's Political Caucus; and the Coalition of Labor Union Women.

The topic of her NMSU lecture is "The Politics of Sexuality."

"Without doubt Gloria Steinem has been one of the most influential women of our times, and we are pleased to have her as our speaker this year," said Honors Program Director William Eamon. "Just as the University Honors Program provides NMSU students with opportunities to broaden and enrich their educations, the University Speakers Series is an enrichment opportunity that is extended to the entire community."

Other speakers in the series have included primatologist Jane Goodall, author Alice Walker and two Nobel Peace Prize winners -- former South African president F.W. de Klerk and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.

Steinem was inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame in 1993. Her books include "Moving Beyond Words," "Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem" and "Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions." She is one of 10 members of the International Working Group of "Beyond Racism," an initiative of the Southern Education Foundation that includes a comparative study of race relations in the United States, Brazil and South Africa.

For more information about the University Honors Program, call (505) 646-2005.