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Koryne Horbal Lecture

One of the WRC’s most prominent programs is the annual Koryne Horbal Lecture,  which features speakers of national prominence who address important issues that have an impact on women. Past speakers include Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan, Jane Fonda, Winona LaDuke, Alicia Cabezudo, The Guerilla Girls, and Mark Anthony Neal. The lecture’s namesake is Koryne Horbal, who is a consultant to the WRC and who was awarded an honorary doctorate from Augsburg University in 2008 in recognition of her outstanding work as founder of the Minnesota DFL feminist caucus and her service as ambassador to the United Nations on the Status of Women. The Koryne Horbal Lecture is an official part of Augsburg’s annual convocation series.

We are excited to announce that the 2013 Horbal lecture speaker will be Gloria Steinem! Steinem is a prominent writer, lecturer, editor, and feminist activist. She has been a nationally-renowned force in the feminist movement since the late 1960s, and she co-founded Ms. magazine in 1972. In 2004, she worked with Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan to start the Women’s Media Center, an organization which works with the media to ensure that women’s stories are told and women’s voices are heard. In her lecture at Augsburg, titled “Women Under Siege,” Steinem will discuss the many forms of violence perpetrated against women throughout the world.

Gloria Steinem’s lecture will take place on April 4, 2013 at 11:00 in Hoversten Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. For additional information, please contact Adriane Brown at

The Courageous Woman Awards and Koryne Horbal Lecture are made possible through generous philanthropic gifts to the Anne Pederson Women’s Resource Center. Donors are recognized at the annual Koryne Horbal Lecture. If you wish to make a gift in support of the Courageous Woman Awards or the Koryne Horbal Lecture, please contact Donna McLean, Director of Development Initiatives, or 612-330-1613.