In Conversation: Gloria Steinem and Vishakha N. Desai

In Conversation: Gloria Steinem and Vishakha N. Desai

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For more than four decades feminist and activist Gloria Steinem has worked to advance the rights of women and men around the world as an organizer, author, lecturer, and media spokeswoman on issues of equality and justice. After college she spent two years in India, where she wrote for Indian publications and was influenced by Gandhian activism. She remains keenly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles, and child abuse as roots of violence, non-violent conflict resolution, the cultures of indigenous peoples, and organizing across boundaries for peace and justice.

As International Women's Day celebrates its 100th birthday, and on the occasion of Women's History Month, join Gloria Steinem and Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai for a wide-ranging conversation on the evolution of women's rights and democracy in a rapidly changing Asia.

Can't make it to this program? Tune in to the free live video webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live from 6:30 to 8:00 pm ET. Online viewers are encouraged to submit their questions to [email protected] during the webcast.

Event Details

24 March 2011
2:30pm - 4:30pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$15 Asia Society members; $17 students/seniors; $20 nonmembers