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Not for publication Oct. 23, 1997 -- No. 779

Thursday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

Memorial Hall, Cameron Avenue

`Looking at the World as if Women Mattered' topic of Gloria Steinem's talk at UNC-CH

Women's movement leader Gloria Steinem will deliver the address “Looking at the World as if Women Mattered” at 7 p.m. tonight (Oct. 23) in Memorial Auditorium at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Her talk is sponsored by the Carolina Union Activities Board, the Women's Studies Department, the Carolina Women's Center and an organization of Carolina women students, Giving and Reaching Out to Women -- International Student Education (GROWISE).

The talk is a ticketed event that is free to UNC-CH students, faculty and staff, $3 for others. Tickets have been distributed by the Carolina Union box office, 962-1449.

GROWISE will use ticket sale proceeds toward its goal of sending a girl in Africa to secondary school, a project GROWISE is developing with an African organization. For information about GROWISE, contact students Elizabeth Heffner, 918-7779 or Alexis Slagle, 914-7231.

Media access: Steinem is not available for interviews or media briefings while at Carolina. Media planning to cover the talk should call Joan Blanchard at the Carolina Union, 966-3834, by 3 p.m. today (Oct. 23) to get their names on a list to be admitted. Only ticket holders and media on this list will be admitted.

Parking/entry: Park in the Swain lot on the north side of Cameron Avenue near South Columbia Street. Cross Cameron and walk east to Memorial Hall. Enter the backstage door on the east side of the building beside the parking lot booth. Broadcasters with heavy equipment may unload beside Memorial before moving vehicles to the Swain lot.

Seating: Media seating and an area for TV cameras will be provided in the orchestra pit.

Background information: See Laura J. Toler in the orchestra pit for a media release detailing Steinem's background. These were sent to media on Oct. 14.

Broadcasters: Audio feeds will be available in the orchestra pit.

Video, photography: Filming and photos will be allowed with available light only. Steinem's contract with UNC-CH specifies that no flashes or TV lights may be used.

Recording: Steinem's contract also asks that recording be done only during the first 15 minutes of her speech.

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News Services print contact: Laura J. Toler, 962-2091

News Services broadcast contact: Karen Moon, 962-2091