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Gloria Steinem And Roxane Gay Are Coming To Chicago To Talk Feminism

By Gina Provenzano in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 2, 2015 5:45PM

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Ladies (and feminist gentlemen) mark your calendars and get your tickets for what’s sure to be a lively conversation between Gloria Steinem And Roxane Gay in an event hosted by Women And Children First.

In a year that has seen no shortage of nationally debated women's rights issues, from arguments over maternity leave, attacks on Planned Parenthood and even discussions over the meaning and implications of the word “feminism,” this event feels essential for those who want to hear more from two outspoken icons.

This appearance coincides with the upcoming release of Steinem’s new memoir My Life on the Road, chronicling her many years of traveling and how those experiences have shaped her opinions over the years. Joining her is frequent New York Times Op-Ed contributor and author of last year's highly acclaimed Bad Feminist, Roxane Gay. Having both on stage together is a unique opportunity for an audience to hear from two generations of women’s rights advocates who each have their own unique style of commentary and life experiences to share.

Tickets are currently on sale and according to Women & Children First's site; they are only available with the preorder or purchase of My Life on the Road.

The event takes place on Oct. 29 at People's Church of Chicago in Uptown. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with the conversation beginning at 7 p.m. Fans can then stick around after the event for an up close and personal book signing opportunity.