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Groundbreaking Author to Speak at Hamilton and Middletown Campuses, April 5

April 1, 2011

On April 5, Miami's regional campuses will welcome Dr. Peggy McIntosh, the Associate Director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, founder and co-director of the National S.E.E.D. (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project on inclusive curriculum. She is also the the author of many influential articles on curriculum change, women's studies and systems of unearned privilege.

She is best known for authoring the groundbreaking article "White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work in Women's Studies"(1988). This analysis and its shorter form, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (1989), have been instrumental in putting the dimension of privilege into discussions of gender, race and sexuality. The essay set forth the concept of white privilege, a theoretical construct that has since significantly influenced anti-racist theory and practice as well as other activist movements.

Dr. McIntosh will speak on the Hamilton campus from 11:00 a.m-12 p.m. at the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center. The Middletown campus event takes place in the Campus & Community Center, room 142, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

This event co-sponsored by Hamilton and Middletown Offices of Multicultural Services, Hamilton and Middletown Offices of Student Affairs, Hamilton and Middletown Offices of Student Activities, Middletown FACES, Miami Colors, and CAB.


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