Steinem to receive MU journalism medal

Monday, February 7, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 2:10 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 7, 2008

Gloria Steinem, an activist and writer, will be in Columbia on Thursday to receive a 2004 Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. The ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St.

At the free and public event, four of Steinem’s friends — Mary Kay Blakely, Farai Chideya, Suzanne Levine and Amy Richards — will reflect on her accomplishments and offer recollections. Steinem will follow with remarks.

A book signing will be held by all speakers after the ceremony.

Steinem is being recognized for her work with women and other groups. She is one of six recipients for the 2004 honor. The Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism has been awarded by the Missouri School of Journalism every year since 1930.

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