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MEDIA CONTACT: Polly Burks
561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU to Host Writer and Activist Gloria Steinem

Steinem Part of Panel Discussion on Women and Politics

BOCA RATON, FL (October 16, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Political Science and the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will host a panel discussion on women and politics featuring writer and feminist activist Gloria Steinem, Lois Frankel and FAU faculty. The panel will be held on Monday, October 22 from 6:45 to 8 p.m. in the University Theater on FAU’s Boca Raton campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Steinem travels internationally as a lecturer and advocate for equality. She first came to Florida in 1972 as a co-founder of the National Women's Political Caucus, and has been working for nearly 40 years to keep the concerns of America’s women and their rights as a political priority. She is currently at work on “Road to the Heart: America As if Everyone Mattered,” a book about spending more than 30 years on the road as a feminist organizer.

There will be a debate watch party to view the Presidential Debate at Lynn University on the big screen in FAU’s Living Room Theaters following the panel discussion. Steinem will give a brief address before this event.

No reservations are necessary for the panel discussion featuring Gloria Steinem. For more information, call Aimee Arias at 561-297-3211.

To reserve a seat for the debate watch party, email debates2012@livingroomtheaters.com.

-FAU-

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