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YSU Distributes All Tickets for Steinem Lecture

February 20, 2017

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University has distributed all available tickets for the March 28 Centofanti Symposium lecture by feminist icon Gloria Steinem, the university announced Sunday.

The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Stambaugh Auditorium.

Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist, feminist organizer and a frequent media spokeswoman on issues of equality. In 1968, she helped found New York magazine, and in 1972 she co-founded Ms. magazine. The author of several bestselling books, she helped found the Women’s Action Alliance, the National Women’s Political Caucus, the Women’s Media Center and Choice USA. She also is the founding president of the Ms. Foundation for Women, and also a founder of its Take Our Daughters to Work Day.

In 2013, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Rutgers University is now creating the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies.

Tickets are available for two more upcoming lectures, which also will take place at the auditorium. The April 3 Thomas Colloquium will feature Robin Chase, start-up woman of the year, and award-winning author Margaret Atwood will speak April 21 as part of the Skeggs Lecture Series.

Robin Chase, a transportation entrepreneur, is co-founder and former chief executive of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a peer to peer carsharing service in France; and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. She also is co-founder of Veniam, a vehicle communications.

Atwood is the author of more than 40 books of fiction, poetry and critical essay including The Handmaid’s Tale, which will soon be a television series on Hulu, and her MaddAddam trilogy is being adapted for HBO. Her latest book of short stories is Stone Mattress: Nine Tales.

The lectures are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Stambaugh box office or online here. Tickets for Chase’s presentation will be available starting today, and tickets for Atwood’s appearance will be available starting March 10.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.