This fall, Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., senior research scientist and founder of the National SEED Project, shared perspectives and scholarship on issues of privilege with audiences across the U.S. The College of Design Diversity and Inclusion Council at Georgia Tech invited McIntosh to discuss diversity and inclusion and to facilitate an open discussion with the audience. She was joined by faculty from the university. McIntosh also conducted a workshop for the State of Michigan’s Department of Civil Rights exploring how the dimensions of racism impact the staff, work, and people they serve; offered a keynote and held meetings on “Coming to See Privilege Systems: The Surprising Journey,” with counselors and students at Boston College; and presented “Gender, Race, and Class Privilege in Healthcare Disparities” at the Movement is Life Caucus on Privilege in Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine, sponsored by the Yale Medical School.
In October, McIntosh appeared on an episode of The Dr. Phil Show (CBS-Television). The episode, “Deconstructing Privilege,” featured a panel of social justice activists including comedian Alonzo Bodden, actress Laura Gomez, actress Kathy Yuen, sociologist Michael Eric Dyson, police officer Tommy Norman, and civil rights attorney Areva Martin.