Women's rights activist and author Gloria Steinem to address sociologists

Presentation and media availability

Feminist activist, author, and lecturer Gloria Steinem will speak at the American Sociological Association's (ASA) 101st Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada. Her presentation, "Breaking Out of Invisible Prisons," will discuss the inequalities and gender--whether institutionalized in society or deeply rooted in public and private consciousness--and their shifting nature. The session takes place on Monday, August 14, from 12:30-2:10 PM in room 517a in the Palais des congrès de Montréal (301, rue Saint-Antoine Ouest). Also at the plenary session, Lawrence Bobo (Harvard University) will discuss racial and political inequalities.

In addition to her presentation, Steinem will also participate in a media availability on Monday, August 14, immediately following her session. This will provide reporters with the opportunity for a one-on-one interview about her struggle for gender equality, her beliefs on gender roles, her experiences as an activist and organizer, and more.

Who: Gloria Steinem, writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist

What: Media availability

When: Monday, August 14, 2006; 2:15–3:00 PM

Where: Room 446 in the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Quèbec, Canada

Press facilities will be located at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (room 343). For more information, assistance reaching researchers, or a copy of the preliminary program, contact Johanna Olexy or Lee Herring at the ASA Press Office at 202-247-9871, [email protected]. During the ASA Annual Meeting (Aug. 10-15), contact Johanna or Lee at (514) 789-3492.


The American Sociological Association, founded in 1905, is a non-profit membership association dedicated to advancing the field of sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good. With approximately 14,000 members, ASA serves sociologists who are faculty members at colleges and universities, researchers, practitioners, and students.

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