Katharine Hayhoe + Gloria Steinem
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7:00 PM–8:30 PM Sold Out
Renowned atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe meets eminent activist Gloria Steinem for an intimate conversation about collective responsibility, changing people’s minds, climate, and karma.
About the Speakers
Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. In 2014 she was recognized by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world and by Foreign Policy as one of the top 100 Global Thinkers. She was a lead author for the Second and Third National Climate Assessments and has served on panels for the National Academy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and many other professional organizations devoted to understanding and communicating climate change. Katharine is currently an associate professor and directs the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University.
Gloria Steinem co-founded Ms. magazine in 1972 and remained one of its editors for fifteen years. She continues to serve as a consulting editor for Ms. and was instrumental in the magazine’s move to join and be published by the Feminist Majority Foundation. In 1968 she helped to found New York magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles. As a freelance writer, she was published in Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, and numerous women’s magazines. She has produced a documentary on child abuse for HBO and a feature film about the death penalty for Lifetime and has been the subject of profiles on Lifetime and Showtime.
Her books include the bestsellers Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, Marilyn: Norma Jeane, and As If Women Matter. Steinem helped to found the Women’s Action Alliance, a pioneering national information center that specialized in nonsexist, multiracial children’s education, and the National Women’s Political Caucus, a group that continues to work to advance the numbers of pro-equality women in elected and appointed office at a national and state level. She also co-founded the Women’s Media Center in 2004. She was president and co-founder of Voters for Choice, and co-founder and board member of Choice USA (now URGE), in addition to having founded and worked for numerous organizations and initiatives related to gender and racial equality. She is currently working with the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College on documenting the grassroots origins of the U.S. women’s movement, and on a Center for Organizers in tribute to Wilma Mankiller, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. In 2014, she received The Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal Award and in 2013, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor.
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