“Don’t listen to me. Listen to yourself,” said Gloria Steinem at the Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish day school in Brownstone Brooklyn. Ms. Steinem was asked to share her best piece of advice, and she went on to explain, “each of us can be effective in ways that nobody else can be.”
In front of a sold-out audience, Ms. Steinem took part in an intimate conversation moderated by journalist and Senesh parent, Virginia Heffernan. The evening focused on the Jewish values that influenced Ms. Steinem’s life’s work campaigning for gender equality and human rights.
Ms. Steinem was the inaugural speaker at Conversations@Senesh, the new Steinhardt Speaker Series at Hannah Senesh.
“Gloria Steinem’s work as a feminist, activist and writer closely aligns with our School’s core values of Responsibility and Perseverance,” says Nicole Nash, Hannah Senesh Head of School. “It is especially meaningful to connect Ms. Steinem’s accomplishments to her underlying Jewish values and the work we do at Senesh.”
The evening was moderated by journalist Virginia Heffernan, parent of two Senesh students and author of the highly acclaimed Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art, about the cultural potential and societal impact of the Internet.