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Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Professor Peggy McIntosh to speak at Human Rights Day Celebration

11/29/2004  3:04:00 PM
Marta Idowu (206)684-4540
Roberto Bonaccorso  (206) 684-5282

Professor Peggy McIntosh to speak at
Human Rights Day Celebration

Educator and activist Peggy McIntosh is the featured guest at the 9th annual celebration of Seattle Human Rights Day on Friday, December 10, noon–1:30 p.m. in the Dome Room of the Arctic Building, corner of 3rd and Cherry in downtown Seattle. The festivities also will include the presentation of the 2004 Distinguished Citizen Awards for Human Rights.

As part of this year’s celebration, Peggy McIntosh also will appear in an evening panel discussion with distinguished educators Cherry Banks and James Banks on Thursday, December 9, 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Bertha Landes Room, Seattle City Hall, 5th Ave. between James and Cherry.

Both events are free and open to the public.

Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., is an internationally known educator and speaker. She is the author of the essay, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack," a discussion of racism through the lens of privilege. McIntosh is the associate director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women. Cherry and James Banks are the co-authors of the textbook, "Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives."

Seattle Human Rights Day is sponsored by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, the Seattle Human Rights Commission and the United Nations Association–Seattle. The event commemorates the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted December 10, 1948. For more information call (206) 684-4500 or check the web at

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