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Happy Birthday to Gloria Steinem

Acclaimed journalist and author, award-winning producer, political activist, and undeterrable feminist organizer Gloria Steinem celebrates her 86th birthday today. Her long list of accolades and accomplishments continues to grow as she fights for equality around the world. Today, we recognize her contributions by revisiting her 1982 interview with Studs Terkel where they discuss the history of the feminist movement in the United States, women’s roles in society and family, and the 10th anniversary of her magazine, Ms., the first national magazine to elevate feminist voices, feminist journalism, and a feminist worldview and remains a trusted, popular source for feminist news today. Listen here.

Gloria Steinem's birthday

Women’s History Month

For centuries, Chicago women have pushed boundaries, broke barriers, and made history. Explore our blog series highlighting some of these local trailblazers. Explore more on the blog.

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