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Race and Gender Will Be Discussed Nov. 15 and 16

BOONE– — Dr. Peggy McIntosh, author of “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” and “White Privilege and Male Privilege:

A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences through Work in Women’s Studies,” will speak at Appalachian State University on Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 16. The public is invited.

McIntosh is associate director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women. She will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday in Plemmons Student Union’s Price Lake Room on “Unpacking Invisible Knapsacks of Race and Gender Privilege in U.S. Society and U.S. Colleges.”

On Friday, McIntosh will speak at 9 a.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Price Lake Room on “Five Different Frames of Mind for Thinking about College Life.”

McIntosh’s visit is part of Appalachian’s Diversity Speakers’ Series, which brings scholars from around the country who have devoted their careers to understanding and educating others about differences in race, religion, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

For more information, contact Lee Williams at (828) 262-6252.