“Everyone wants to talk about the campaign,” said Gloria Steinem in a recent telephone interview. She has been appearing on college campuses and …
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“Everyone wants to talk about the campaign,” said Gloria Steinem
in a recent telephone interview. She has been appearing on college
campuses and was scheduled to speak at Hofstra University students
recently, a few days in advance of the third debate conducted there
last week between presidential candidates.
Steinem will talk with Colorado women about critical issues at
Littleton’s Bemis Library, 6014 S. Datura St., at 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
Free tickets are available at the library, 6014 S. Datura St.,
She will also appear at Borders in Lone Tree from 7-8:30 p.m.
Named one of the 100 most influential women of the 20th century,
she is co-founder and editor of Ms. Magazine and a respected leader
on women’s issues, honored for her work on promoting girls’
self-esteem. She is author of several books, helped to found New
York Magazine and the Ms. Foundation for Women, a national,
multiracial fund that supports grassroots projects to empower women
She is spending the last 10 days before the election in Colorado
and wants to hear about impacts on daily life, on issues such as
health care, the economy and the environment.
“It’s not easy to trace the needs of one’s daily life to a
larger picture…scene,” Steinem said. “It’s hard for women to get
information. They do two jobs — even those on campus.
“We thought those who would be attracted were people who already
have decided on their vote. I want to talk about the scene
otherwise. [Involvement] has to be every day, like brushing your
teeth. … I never thought people in politics were any less admirable
than others. … We can all start in our blocks.”
Women are invited to bring their questions, thoughts and
concerns and hear what other women in the community are
“Why Colorado? In personal instances, I thought of Ohio, where I
have family connections, but not this year,” she said. “Colorado
has a frontier open mindedness, women who aren’t reared in the
Steinem says “this is a life-ordeath election and absolutely the
most important one in my lifetime. … I am a hopeaholic,” she
After she speaks at Borders, she will be in Sophie’s Café from
8:30 to 10 p.m. for further conversation and discussion.
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