Claremont McKenna College

March 19, 90

Vol. 05 , No. 08   

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The Challenge of Diversity: Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender

The Women's Studies Convocation, the California Council for the Humanities, and the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum are pleased to open a conference titled "The Challenge of Diversity: Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender." This evening's convocation at 7:00 p.m. in McKenna Auditorium features Barbara Christian, Clara Sue Kidwell, Peggy Mcintosh, and Patricia Zavella. These eminent scholars will address different ethnic and cultural perspectives in communities, will focus their presentations on concerns of minority groups, and will provide an open and informed discussion of race, ethnicity, class, and gender.

Barbara Christian is a professor in the Afro-American Studies Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her B.A. from Marquette University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she was the first woman in the contemporary British and American literature program. Currently she is engaged in activities for The Women's Studies and Afro-American departments at Berkeley, and special projects directed toward education in the black and women's communities of the East Bay/Berkeley areas.

Clara Sue Kidwell is an associate professor of Native American studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where she has taught since 1974. She received her Ph.D. in the history of science at the University of Oklahoma in 1970. Her involvement in Indian education began with a teaching appointment at Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas. Subsequently she taught in the American Indian Studies Department at the University of Minnesota, before joining the Berkeley faculty. Her tribal background is Choctaw and Chippewa.

Peggy Mcintosh is associate director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women. She has consulted widely throughout the country with college, university, and secondary school faculty interested in integrating materials and perspectives from women's studies into their curricula. Mcintosh has taught at Harvard University, Trinity College (Washington, D.C.), the University of Denver, the University of Durham (England), and Wellesley College.

Patricia Zavella, a social anthropologist, graduated from Pitzer College in 1973 and received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She has written on the relationship between Chicano women's wage work and family organization, showing the interconnections between class, race, and gender in structuring women's lives.

Please use the enclosed coupon, if you wish to attend the 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner prior to the 7:00 address in McKenna Auditorium.

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