Betty Friedan, whose 1963 book, "The Feminist Mystique," launched the modern women's movement, will speak in a public forum Oct. 29 at Buffalo State College.
Her talk, "Gross Domestic Product vs. Quality of Life: Balancing Work and Family in the New Millennium," will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Rockwell Hall on the Elmwood Avenue campus. The audience will be able to ask questions of Ms. Friedan after her address.
The event is free to the public.
Ms. Friedan, founder of both the National Organization for Women and National Women's Political Caucus, is a distinguished visiting professor in Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Now in her late 70s, she is directing a four-year project in the Cornell school's Institute for Women and Work.