Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Union Institute & University Brings Renowned Education Scholar to Montpelier Center

Dr. Peggy McIntosh is founder of the National Seeking Educational & Equity Diversity (SEED) Project on Inclusive Curriculum

MONTPELIER, VT – Union Institute & University’s (UI&U) Master of Education Program will present “Five Frames of Mind for Looking at Education,” by Dr. Peggy McIntosh, author of White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sunday, February 24, at The Chapel in Old College Hall at UI&U’s Vermont Academic Center in Montpelier. The talk is open to the public. McIntosh will describe five interactive ways of looking at life and education. The talk will start with the most exclusive ways of seeing, which McIntosh was taught in her own culture and class framework, and will move through increasingly more inclusive ways of seeing which she has become committed to over time.

“Dr. McIntosh is well known for her groundbreaking work in the areas of white privilege, women’s studies, and educational equity,” said Connie Krosney, an education professor at UI&U. “As a presenter, she brings her own experiences into the conversation, and invites others to do the same, in a manner which promotes transformational learning, and creates an environment focused on social justice.” McIntosh is a senior research scientist and associate director with the Wellesley Centers for Women, and founder and co-director of the National Seeking Educational & Equity Diversity (SEED) Project on Inclusive Curriculum. The SEED Project helps teachers create their own year-long, school-based seminars on making school climates, K-12 curricula, and teaching methods more gender fair and multi-culturally equitable.

A $10 donation is requested. All proceeds from this event will benefit the SEED Project. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, register by contacting Shelley Matz at 802-828-8810, or e-mail

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