Peggy McIntosh, a nationally recognized expert on race and gender relations, will deliver a lecture on unearned race and gender privilege titled "Coming to See Privilege Systems: The Surprising Journey" on Thursday, November 19, at 7:00PM in the UAF Wood Center Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public, however seating is limited.
McIntosh is the Associate Director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women. She is 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: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” (1989), which has been influential in putting the idea of privilege into the discussions of gender, race and sexuality. She is also the founder and co-director of the National S.E.E.D. Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity).
McIntosh will be in Fairbanks as part of UAF's International Education Week. This lecture is sponsored by the Nanook Traditions Board, LIVE Program, the Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs and Diversity, the Women's Center, the UAF Sociology Department and the Student Activities Office.
For more information contact Cody Rogers in the UAF Student Activities Office at 907-474-6026.