Gloria Steinem To Speak At SVA’s Commencement Exercises

Gloria Steinem, a writer, activist and feminist icon, will be at the 41st SVA annual commencement as one of the keynote speakers on May 9. At 1 p.m., at the historic Radio City Music Hall, located at 1260 6th Ave. in Manhattan, is the site for this year’s commencement.

Gloria Steinem speakes at Rally Day at Smith College Thursday afternoon.



Commencement will stream live at




Gloria Steinem is involved with many national and international organizations that center around her passionate issues such as equality, gender roles, child abuse, nonviolent conflict resolution and indigenous people and cultures. SVA graduates, faculty and guests will be treated to a spirited, inspirational and powerful speech.

Gloria giving a speech directed at President Trump.

Steinem will be part of a group of leaders in the arts, humanities and public service who have spoken in past SVA commencement exercises. Steinem isn’t afraid to speak out on what she believes are the real issues today.

She serves as one of the speakers for this year’s commencement. Her speech will hope to inspire, motivate and educate the soon-to-be SVA alumni.

Gloria and child

Audio Interview on NPR on feeling free of the “demands of gender.”

Steinem’s contributions to the publishing world started in the 1970s when she reported widely read and influential pieces on feminism, culture, and politics and co-founded two iconic magazines, “Ms. and New York.” SVA students are in for a treat with Steinem and the fellow speakers that are sure to give a roaring send-off to the SVA graduates.


SVA’s commencement will be held at the historic Radio City Music Hall on May 9. The event is ticketed and open to degree candidates and invited guests only. Streaming will be available live, again, at For the press release on SVA’s announcement, click here.

209e9d2cd5894dae6d5ca4f7eb6b9a00Photographs were taken by Carly Romeo.


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