Humphrey School News—January 9, 2020

Humphrey School Sells Out 2020 Distinguished Carlson Lecture: An Evening with Gloria Steinem


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Feminist organizer and political activist Gloria Steinem is the next speaker in the Humphrey School's Distinguished Carlson Lecture series.


The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is pleased to welcome Gloria Steinem, prominent feminist organizer and political activist, as the next speaker in its Distinguished Carlson Lecture series

Steinem will discuss her groundbreaking career as an advocate for women’s rights in conversation with Kerri Miller, host of MPR News with Kerri Miller and Talking Volumes, on February 19, 2020, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.  

The event is presented by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs with support from Carlson and the Carlson Family Foundation.

Distinguished Carlson Lecture
An Evening with Gloria Steinem  
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6 p.m.

Northrop, University of Minnesota 

This event is currently sold out. However, additional tickets may become available. Please check with the Northrop box office closer to the date of the event.

About Gloria Steinem   

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 My Life on the Road, Moving Beyond Words, Revolution from Within, and Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, all published in the United States; and in India, As If Women Matter.

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. 

For her writing, Steinem has received the Penney-Missouri Journalism Award, the Front Page and Clarion awards, the National Magazine Award, the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Writers Award from the United Nations, and the University of Missouri School of Journalism Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism. 

In 1993, her concern with child abuse led her to co-produce an Emmy Award–winning TV documentary for HBO, Multiple Personalities: The Search for Deadly Memories. She and Amy Richards co-produced a series of eight documentaries on violence against women around the world for VICELAND in 2016. 

In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. In 2019, she received the Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum.  

About Kerri Miller

Kerri Miller is host of MPR News with Kerri Miller and Talking Volumes. She was the political reporter for KARE 11 television in Minneapolis-St. Paul before joining MPR in 2004.

She has won numerous awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists National Achievement Award, Minnesota Broadcasters Award, the Associated Press Award, and a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media.

About the Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series

For nearly four decades, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, with support from Carlson and the Carlson Family Foundation, has presented the Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series, bringing to Minnesota world-renowned speakers to participate in a forum dedicated to the presentation and discussion of the most important policy issues of the day. 

The series began in 1980 with a gift from Curtis L. Carlson to honor his late friend, Hubert H. Humphrey, and to “contribute to the intellectual life of the greater Twin Cities community by sponsoring lively forums of broad interest.”

Previous lecturers include Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton, as well as Jon Meacham, Toni Morrison, and His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. See the complete list here

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