Lunch for the Girls
Gloria Steinem to be Featured Speaker at Lun
Gloria Steinem, writer, political activist, and feminist organizer, will be the featured speaker at Girls Inc.’s 20th annual Lunch for the Girls. The luncheon will be held in an all-virtual format on Monday, November 16 from Noon - 1:00pm.
In 1971, Ms. Steinem helped found the National Women’s Political Caucus, the only national organization dedicated exclusively to increasing women’s participation in all areas of political and public life, including as elected and appointed officials, delegates to national party conventions, judges in the state and federal courts, and as lobbyists, voters, and campaign organizers.
In 1972, Steinem co-founded Ms. magazine, and continues to serve as a consulting editor. She helped found New York magazine, and was also published in Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and women’s magazines, as well as for publications in other countries. In addition, Steinem helped found the Women’s Action Alliance, a pioneering national information center that specialized in non-sexist, multi-racial children’s education. She also founded the Women’s Media Center in 2004. She was the founding president of the Ms. Foundation for Women, a national multi-racial, multi-issue fund that supports grassroots projects to empower women and girls, and also a founder of its Take Our Daughters to Work Day, the first national day devoted to girls that has now become an institution here and in other countries.
“Gloria Steinem has stood at the intersection of gender and race for many decades, a place – today, here and now – where #MeToo meets #BlackLivesMatter,” said Girls Inc. Executive Director Roberta Wilhelm. “She has been fighting for women’s rights longer than I have been alive – and I am a grandma four times over! At this critical time in Omaha and in our country, she remains one of the most iconic symbols of the women’s movement, and I know her message will resonate with the girls, and with our virtual guests.”
Reservations for Lunch for the Girls are now available for $50 per person (fully tax deductible). Patron tickets are available for $100 per person (fully tax deductible). Due to the COVID pandemic, this year’s event will be fully virtual, but will still feature stories and updates about Girls Inc. programming, as well as Ms. Steinem’s presentation and discussion with Girls Inc. girls.
Date & Time
November 16, 2020
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Regular ticket $50; Patron ticket $100