Office of Multicultural Affairs
AUTHOR MICHAEL DYSON SPEAKS DURING UNCG
2001 SHADES OF COLOR CONFERENCE MARCH 17
GREENSBORO — Best-selling
author, ordained Baptist minister and college professor Dr. Michael Eric
Dyson will be one of the featured keynote speakers during the 3rd
Annual Shades of Color Conference, "Bridging the Gap: Promoting an
Appreciation of Diversity", at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
Saturday, March 17.
The Shades of Color Conference is
designed to provide information and encourage dialogue about diversity
issues. The conference is intended to help the university and surrounding
communities gain a better understanding of diversity issues and enhance
cross-cultural communication. Dyson's address will begin
at 3:30 p.m., following a morning address at 9:15 by Dr. Peggy McIntosh,
a nationally recognized expert on race and gender relations and associate
director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women. Both addresses
will be in Cone Ballroom of the EUC.
Other speakers during the conference include Dyson's wife, Marcia Dyson, a freelance writer with work featured in "Essence", "Jet" and "Emerge" magazines and local 102 Jamz radio personality "Busta" Brown. Faculty and students from UNCG and other universities will also present and facilitate workshops.
Dyson, the current Ida B. Wells-Barnett University Professor at DePaul University, is a religious and cultural studies scholar and professor. He has made appearances on Nightline, Charlie Rose, Good Morning America, C-Span and Oprah. He is the author of several books including "Race Rules: Navigating the Color Line", one of USA Today's Best Bet list and "Making Malcolm: The Myth and Meaning of Malcolm X", which the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer named a Notable Book in 1994. Dyson's latest book, "I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.", peels away the superficial image of King the man to reveal a complex human being whose work was far from finished or totally understood.
McIntosh, founder and co-director
of the National S.E.E.D. Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational
Equity and Diversity), consults widely throughout the U.S. and the world
with college and school faculty who are creating gender-fair and multicultural
curriculum. In 1988, she published the groundbreaking "White Privilege
and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences
through Work in Women's Studies." McIntosh has taught at the Brearley School,
Harvard University, Trinity College in Washington, D.C., the University
of Durham and the University of Durham in England.
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