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An Evening With Gloria Steinem

Nov 06, 2019

Wednesday, Nov. 6
LBJ Auditorium
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On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, Gloria Steinem joined us to speak about her new book, The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Rebellion. The conversation was moderated by Mark K. Updegrove, president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation, and was part of the Friends of the LBJ Library's An Evening With Speaker Series.

About our Speaker
Gloria Steinem is a writer, political activist, and feminist organizer. She was a founder of New York and Ms. magazines and is the author of six books including her most recent, The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off: Thoughts on Life, Love, and Rebellion. She co-founded the National Women's Political Caucus, the Ms. Foundation for Women, the Free to Be Foundation, and the Women's Media Center in the United States. As links to other countries, she helped found Equality Now, Donor Direct Action, and Direct Impact Africa. In 2013, President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

About the Book
A collection of Gloria Steinem's lifetime of quotes--powerful and wise, funny and outrageous--beautifully illustrated and with a new introduction and essays by the feminist writer and activist herself.

The Truth Will Set You Free Book Cover

For decades--and especially now in these times of crisis--people around the world have found guidance, humor, and unity in Gloria Steinem's gift for creating quotes that inspire action and create hope. From her early days as a journalist and feminist activist, up to today, Steinem's words have helped generations to empower themselves and work together.

Gloria sees quotes as "the poetry of everyday life," so she also has included a few favorites from friends, including bell hooks, Flo Kennedy, Michelle Obama, and more, in this anthology of quotes that will make you want to laugh, march, and create some of your own. Covering topics from relationships ("Many are looking for the right person. Too few are looking to be the right person.") to activism ("Change, like a tree, grows from the bottom up."), plus an introduction and essays by Steinem, this is the definitive collection of her words on many of the topics that matter most today.

Thank You to Our Supporters
The Evening With speaker series is generously sponsored by St. David's HealthCare and the Moody Foundation.

This program is also co-sponsored by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.

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