Diversity Awareness Partnership

Keynote Speaker

Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., noted speaker, scholar, and activist will give the keynote address at our Diversity Summit. She will speak to us about:

Understanding History and Ourselves: The Issues of Unearned Advantages and Disadvantages

(Read Peggy McIntosh’s White Privilege Papers via the National SEED Project website. She will reference her work: White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack during her keynote address.)

Peggy McIntosh is Senior Research Associate of the Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College. She is Founder and Co-director of the United States S.E.E.D. Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). She consults widely in the United States and throughout the world with college and school faculty who are creating more gender-fair and multicultural curricula. In 1988, she published the ground-breaking article, “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work on Women’s Studies.” 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 power, gender, race, and sexuality in the United States. Sponsored by the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute, McIntosh has published three widely read articles on Feeling Like A Fraud. Her keynote talk is the fourth paper in the Fraud series.