Speeches & Appearances

1970–2000

 

photo collage of feminist, author and activist Gloria Steinem

While this will be the most comprehensive list of speeches that we have access to, it is certainly not exhaustive.  In fact, these are a very small fraction of Gloria's speeches over the years.  If you have a recording or memory of one of Gloria's speeches not posted here, we'd love to hear from you!

 

1970:

Testimony, Senate Hearings on Equal Rights Amendment, 6 May 1970

"Living the Revolution," Vassar Commencement Address, 1970

 

1971:

Testimony before New Democratic Coalition Foreign Policy Hearings, 14 September 1971

"Why Harvard Law School Needs Women More Than Women Need It," 23 September 1971

 

1972:

National Press Club, 24 Jan 1972

"Ms.-Today and Tomorrow," excerpts of talk before staff of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Dec 1972

League of Women Voters national convention, 1972

 

1973:

"New Life Styles," talk at Conference on the American Woman, University of Georgia, Athens, 2 Aug 1973

"America's Need to Know" symposium, New York City, 18 Sep 1973

American Association of Advertising Agencies, Greenbrier, 1973

Simmons College Commencement, 1973

"The Feminist Revolution," American Association of Advertising Agencies Annual Meeting and Central Region Annual Meeting, 31 Oct 1973

Association of National Advertisers' Media Workshop, 4 Dec 1973

 

1974:

"Are We Open to Change?" speech to Life Insurance Advertisers Association, San Francisco, Oct 1974

College of Marin, Kentfield, California, Oct 1974

American Society of Corporate Secretaries National Conference, Puerto Rico, Jun 1974

 

1975:

"Statement of the Feminist Movement," Women Unlimited Conference, University of Utah, 16 Oct 1975

PR Conference (possibly by Pat Carbine), 4 Sep 1975

 

1977:

American Marketing Association conference, New York City, 25 Jan 1977

 

1978:

St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO, 1978

 

1979:

Talk before an unidentified women's conference at the University of Southern California, May 1979

Caucus Convention, Cincinnati (includes introduction by Frances Lear), 15 Jul 1979

 

1980:

"Women Against War" conference, New York, 10 Jun 1980

 

1981:

Economic Democracy, Nov 1981

 

1982:

California Nurses Association, Oakland, 10-20 Feb 1982

 

1985:

Speech nominating Irene Natividad as chair of the National Women's Political Caucus, Biennial convention, 1985

 

1986:

Ms. Foundation for Women/ POWER benefit, 28 Jan 1986

Wheaton College Commencement, 31 May 1986

 

1987:

Cleveland City Club, 1987

 

1988:

Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr College, commencement, 1988

 

1993:

Roast of John Mack Carter, 1993

 

1998:

"Leaps of Consciousness," 3rd Annual Women & Power Conference, organized by Omega Institute and V-Day, 13 Apr 1998