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Apr 11

4:30 p.m. @ Wheelwright Auditorium
FREE (no ticket required)

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values
Tea & Ethics Discussion Series
Waking Up to Privilege Systems: The Surprising Journey into New Ethical Territory
Presenter: Peggy McIntosh
Monday, April 11, 4:30 p.m.
Wheelwright Auditorium

Peggy McIntosh, associate director of the Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass., is well-known for her engaging description of how she came to realize that she had white-skin privilege, a benefit she feels is not a matter for blame, shame or guilt. There are many forms of unearned advantage and disadvantage that we possess through no action of our own. One ethical question that privilege raises, however, is whether to choose to use the power of that privilege to weaken systems of unearned privilege.

Admission: Free (no ticket required)

Contact Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values, 843-349-4149 for additional information