Gloria Steinem will be the keynote speaker at The School of Visual Arts‘ (SVA) Commencement exercises this year. The exercises will be held at 1 p.m., on Tue, May 9, at Radio City Music Hall, which is located at 1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020.
Gloria Steinem is known throughout the world for her work as a writer, artist, lecturer and political activist. More importantly she is also a champion for women’s rights and children’s rights. She also well known for her role in gender equality and co-founded organizations that help raise awareness for those issues, one being URGE, (formerly Choice USA).
Her publishing career starter in the 1970s, where she also co-founded two magazines Ms. and New York. She has also published books that have gone on to become bestsellers, which include My Life on the Road, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions.
Due to her success as a writer she has won numerous awards, which include The Society of Writers award, and the James Weldon Johnson award for Journalism. Also she has been given awards as advocate, which include the Bill of Rights Award, The National Gay Rights Adovactes Award, and the Ceres Medal.
In recent years SVA has had many distinguished guests speak at their Commencement exercises such as United States Congressman John Lewis, playwrights Edward Albee and Tony Kushner, and biologist Dr. Gerald Edelman. So it is fitting that they continue with Gloria Steinem.
For more information about SVA’s Commencement Exercies visit http://sva.edu/commencement
To watch an interview with Gloria Steinem visit https://youtu.be/Tm6ESsMlvYE