White Privilege, Male Privilege and Equitable Curricula
Thursday, February 28, 2013
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Student Center, Alumni Hall
Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., is an American feminist and anti-racist activist, a world-renowned lecturer, the Associate Director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women and the founder and co-director of the National S.E.E.D. Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity).
Dr. McIntosh 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 and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work in Women’s Studies”. This analysis and its shorter form, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”, 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.
Ruthe Boyea Women’s Center, Center For Public Policy and Social Research, Office of Diversity and Equity, Department of Student Affairs, CCSU School of Business, Mosiac Center, PreCollegiate and Access Services, Africana Center and CCSU Sociology Department