An Evening with The Glorias

Thursday, October 29, 2020, 7 - 8pm

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Cooper Union hosts the extraordinary cast and creators of The Glorias, the new biopic about Gloria Steinem, to discuss how women overcome differences to question structures of power and find ways of uniting around meaningful action, along with stories from the making of the movie. Directed and produced by Julie Taymor, from a screenplay by Taymor and Sarah Ruhl, The Glorias is based upon My Life on the Road by the trailblazing writer, political activist, and feminist organizer Gloria Steinem. 

Special Guest appearance by Gloria Steinem

Moderated by Lori Stokes, host of Fox5’s Good Day New York

Panelists Inlcude:

  • Julie Taymor, director and writer of theater, opera, and film, and the first woman to win a Tony Award for Direction of a Musical 
  • Julianne Moore, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning actress who portrays Steinem in The Glorias
  • Alicia Vikander, Academy Award winning actress who portrays a young Steinem in The Glorias
  • Kimberly Guerrero, actress, director, and writer who plays Wilma Mankiller (first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation) in The Glorias
  • Lorraine Toussaint, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award winning actress, who plays Flo Kennedy (lawyer, feminist, civil rights advocate, lecturer, and activist) in The Glorias
  • Monica Sanchez, actress and producer who plays Dolores Huerta (American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, co-founded The National Farmworkers Association, now The United Farm Workers) in The Glorias
  • Lynn Hendee, producer of The Glorias

Watch this free virtual panel discussion celebrating Gloria Steinem’s life and work with the creators and cast of The Glorias at

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.