Valencia to Host Two-Day Residency for Dr. Peggy McIntosh, founder of SEED


“I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.” –Dr. Peggy McIntosh

Valencia has the honor of hosting a two-day residency with Dr. Peggy McIntosh, associate director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and founder of the National SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity). Internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work in issues of privilege and oppression, Dr. McIntosh discusses how to create gender-fair, multicultural-equitable and globally-informed educational systems. This work supports the College’s development of a peace and justice pedagogy.

faculty-insight-news-idWhile at Valencia, Dr. McIntosh will conduct a student workshop titled, “Finding Space for Authenticity and Inclusion in the Classroom” and a faculty workshop titled “Educational Equity in Action.” Participants will be introduced to her Privilege Systems framework and Interactive Phase Theory, while exploring methods for creating a more equitable, inclusive classroom environment.

For a more detailed schedule of Dr. McIntosh’s visit and information about registration for the workshops, please click here.

These events are sponsored by The Peace and Justice Initiative, The Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Teaching and Learning Academy, in conjunction with the Tupperware Corporation Chair in Community Quality awarded to Professor Michele Lima for 2013-2014. For more information please contact Michele Lima at


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