Join in on a daylong celebration for Women’s History Month that includes a talk between Civil Rights icon Gloria Steinem and Pulitzer Prize winner Salamishah Tillet (3-4:30pm), performances from New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck, Grammy-winning pop vocalist Melissa Manchester, Broadway star Melissa Errico, singer-songwriter Lisa Fischer, and many others from 8 to 9:30pm. While you’re there, check out Cooper Union’s free public exhibit that was curated for the event to celebrate the achievements of pioneering women who have spoken on the Great Hall stage.
“As the first woman to serve as President of The Cooper Union, I am honored to present the stories of the many women who have made a mark on the state of women’s rights and empowerment in America for more than 160 years from right here in our Great Hall and to be doing so through a dynamic set of events,” stated Laura Sparks, President of Cooper Union. “As we look back at that history as a mainspring for the women’s movement, we must also recognize that we are at an inflection point at which that progress is imperiled by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as well as concerted efforts across the nation to rollback civil rights for all marginalized communities. In keeping with The Cooper Union’s longstanding tradition of art and activism, ‘Great Women Live from the Great Hall’ is not only a celebration, but also a call to action.”
The talk is free with registration and the night of performances is just $15 per person.