Gloria: A Life Act II Talking Circle

The first act of Gloria: A Life is Steinem’s story; the second is our own. Each performance of the show will culminate in an Act II talking circle launched by a special guest. In these conversations, the audience is invited to reflect on the play, the women’s movement, and the ongoing struggle for equality in our world today.

Act II talking circle guests will include:

  • Bethany M. Allen, Boston Program Director at Peer Health Exchange
  • Adele Fleet Bacow, President of Community Partners Consultants
  • Jayms Battaglia, Campus and Community Coordinator, University Lutheran Church
  • Ann Brackett, President of the Board of Women Thriving, Inc.
  • Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Harvard Law School; Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University
  • Linda Chavers, Allston Burr Resident Dean of Winthrop House, Assistant Dean of Harvard College, Lecturer in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University
  • Susan Chinsen, Associate Producer at ArtsEmerson, Founding Director of the Boston Asian American Film Festival
  • CJ Crowder, Area Manager for Catapult Learning
  • Ophelia Dahl, Co-founder and Chair of the Board of Partners In Health
  • Drew Faust, President Emeritus of Harvard University and Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor
  • Raul Fernandez, Brookline Select Board Member, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at BU’s Wheelock College of Education
  • Pascale Florestal, Director, Dramaturge, Educator and Collaborator
  • Deb Fowler, Executive Director of History UnErased
  • Claudine Gay, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies at Harvard University
  • Michaela Gaziano, Head of the Women’s Organization at the Harvard Kennedy School
  • Nancy Gibbs, First Female Editor-in-Chief of TIME; Lombard Director of the Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Jessica Halem, LGBTQ Outreach and Engagement Director for the Harvard Medical School Sexual and Gender Minorities Health Equity Initiative
  • Ashley Herring, Community Organizer for blackyard
  • Paula A. Johnson, President of Wellesley College
  • Ashley Judd, Leader in Practice at the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School
  • Ann Marie Lipinski, Curator, Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University
  • Shelly Lowe, Executive Director, Harvard University Native American Program
  • Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Harvard Faculty Member and A.R.T. Advisor
  • Destiny Polk, Founder of Radical Black Girl
  • Kiana Rawji, Harvard College Student Class of 2022; A.B. Candidate in Art, Film, and Visual Studies and History & Literature
  • Natalie Ann Sánchez, Manager of Partnerships & Membership at Amplify Latinx & Board President of March Forward Massachusetts
  • Rudina Seseri, Founder and Managing Partner of Glasswing Ventures
  • Caitríona Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
  • Meredith Vasta, Collections Steward, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University; Member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe
  • Susan Ware, Honorary Women’s Suffrage Centennial Historian at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University; General Editor of the American National Biography

Additional guests will be announced at a later date; guests are subject to change.