An Evening with GLORIA STEINEM

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Congregation Emanu El | 1500 Sunset Blvd
Houston, TX 77005


Presented by Brazos Bookstore, in partnership with Congregation Emanu El & Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.

Doors open at 6pm | Program begins at 7pm 

This event will be presented off-site at Congregation Emanu El. There will be an ASL interpreter for the event. Each ticket includes a hardback copy of THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE. Event books will be pre-signed by Gloria Steinem. 

Parking will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the Gaylor Parking Facility at the rear of Congregation Emanu El’s campus. Once parking has reached capacity, off-site parking will be available at the Medical Clinic (1701 Sunset Blvd) two blocks away. We ask that guests do not arrive prior to 5 p.m. and guests are strongly encouraged to use ride-sharing services to come to the event.

THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE, BUT FIRST IT WILL PISS YOU OFF - A collection of Gloria Steinem’s lifetime of quotes—powerful and wise, funny and outrageous—beautifully illustrated, and with a new introduction and essays by the feminist writer and activist herself.
From her early days as a journalist and feminist activist, up to today, Steinem’s words have helped generations to empower themselves and work together. Covering topics from relationships (“Many are looking for the right person. Too few are looking to be the right person.”) to patriarchy (“Men are liked better when they win. Women are liked better when they lose. This is how patriarchy is enforced every day.”) and activism (“Change, like a tree, grows from the bottom up.”), plus an introduction and essays by Steinem, this is the definitive collection of her words on many of the topics that matter most today.

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. In 1972, she co-founded Ms. magazine, and she remained one of its editors for fifteen years. In 1968, she helped found New York magazine, where she was a political columnist and wrote feature articles. Her books include the bestsellers Revolution from Within, Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Moving Beyond Words, Marilyn: Norma Jeane, and As if Women Matter (published in India). Steinem has received the Penney-Missouri Journalism Award, the Front Page and Clarion awards, the National Magazine Award, the Women's Sports Journalism Award, the Lifetime Achievement in Journalism Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Society of Writers Award from the United Nations, the James Weldon Johnson Award for Journalism, and many others. In 2013, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.