Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan to Curate Festival Albertine in NYC
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books, the dynamic bookshop and cultural center operated by the French Embassy in New York, have announced that pioneering feminist writers and activists Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan are the curators of the fourth annual Festival Albertine. For the five-day free public event November , , Steinem and Morgan have invited a diversity of organizers, artists, writers, scholars, politicians, religious leaders and journalists - a lineup spanning cultures, generations and areas of expertise - not simply to explore the obstacles confronting women, but to "dare to dream of change and of a legitimate equality between women and men. For Steinem and Morgan, Festival Albertine is an opportunity to realize, in person and in public, a vital exchange of ideas between leading female thinkers and artists in the U. The event is a timely new iteration of a longstanding and mutually-energizing dialogue that stretches back to the midth Century, when Simone de Beauvoir published her groundbreaking book The Second Sex, having traveled across the United States for four months in ; and Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique debuted in , inspiring the establishment of the National Organization for Women. In , Ms. In , de Beauvoir and Morgan joined forces to cofound the Sisterhood Is Global Institute, the first international feminist think tank. While the U.