Peggy McIntosh, former associate director of the Wellesley Centers for Women, and the founder and now senior associate of the National SEED Project, will be the keynote speaker at our 2016 conference on transforming race conflicts. Dr. McIntosh is the author of the seminal 1989 article “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Dr. McIntosh directs the Gender, Race, and Inclusive Education Project, which provides workshops on privilege systems, feelings of fraudulence, and diversifying workplaces, curricula, and teaching methods. She is co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute, and has been consulting editor to Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women. In 1993-1994, she consulted with women on 22 Asian campuses on the development of Women’s Studies and programs to bring materials from Women’s Studies into the main curriculum. Please click here for a more detailed biography of Dr. McIntosh.
Her keynote address “White People Learning To Use Our White Privilege To Weaken the System that Gave It to Us” will be delivered at 6:15 pm on Thursday, November 3rd. Registration for the Race Conference will begin on Monday, October 17th. Please check back soon for a link to the registration page.