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Gloria Steinem and Alice Walker Headline Santa Fe Leadership Conference

Sep 01, 2014 08:38AM

Gloria Steinem and Alice Walker, two of the most renowned activists in women’s and civil rights and other causes, will be joined by Dr. Chung Yung Kyung and Aaron Stern at Leading by Being: Exploring a New Vision of Leadership, from 7 to 9 p.m., October 11, at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, in Santa Fe.

The discussion, presented by New Mexico’s Academy for the Love of Learning and Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center, will spotlight perspectives of these esteemed thinkers on the concept of balanced leadership and explore emerging new styles of leadership.

Steinem is a writer, lecturer, editor, feminist activist and founder of Ms. Magazine. Walker, whose 1983 novel, The Color Purple, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, is also an acclaimed poet and activist. Kyung is a lay theologian of the Presbyterian Church of Korea, who earned international attention in 1991 by delivering a celebrated feminist/Asian/Third-World interpretation of the Holy Spirit at the World Council of Churches in Canberra, Australia. Stern is the founder and president of the nonprofit Academy for the Love of Learning, and serves on the board of the Mind & Life Institute, in Hadley, Massachusetts.

Cost: $100 (including $65 for the scholarship program) or $35 per person. Location: 211 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM. For more information or to register, call 505-988-1234, email [email protected] or visit

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