“We have all the powers we had [before Trump was elected] of lobbying and pressuring and making clear that the political consequences are great. We may look up and feel powerless and think there’s nothing we can do, but it’s not true. There are things we can do at each level. And there’s always civil disobedience. Trump is not my president.” - Gloria Steinem
Reborn as a hub of activism and engagement, The Women’s Building will offer social justice leaders the resources and support they need to drive critical change. It’s a workspace – and more.
Rutgers provides the perfect platform for endowing an academic chair dedicated to exploring how new media can be used for communication, igniting social activism, and resolving pressing global problems.
After fifty years, Gloria Steinem is still at the forefront of the feminist cause. Article by Jane Kramer in the New Yorker, October 2015
Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and inspiring leader—now tells a story she has never told before, a candid account of her life as a traveler, a listener, and a catalyst for change.
On May 24, 2015, Gloria Steinem was part of a delegation of thirty international women peacemakers who walked with Korean women from both north and south to call for an end to the Korean War and a reunified Korea and who successfully crossed the 2-mile wide De-Militarized Zone (DMZ) that separates millions of Korean families as a symbolic act of peace.
"The Sackler Center First Awards is an annual event honoring extraordinary women who are first in their fields. Presented by Elizabeth Sackler and Gloria Steinem, the award is designed by Judy Chicago.The 2015 First Awards honored Miss Piggy -- icon, ultimate diva, and star of stage and screen who, for over forty years, has been blazing feminist trails with determination and humor, all while inspiring generations the world over." —Brooklyn Museum
Two engaging talks by Gloria are available for audio download on Better Listen!'s website. In the first, recorded live at the New York Open Center, Gloria offers her views on the interconnectedness between self-esteem and sexism, racism, politics, and physical and sexual abuse. The second is a never before released recording that took place in 1993 in Salem, Massachusetts, in concurrence with the 300th anniversary of The Salem Witch Trials. In it, Steinem puts into social and historical context the role of society in the treatment and mistreatment of women.