Community at the Table Speaker Series - Dr. Peggy McIntosh (Online Event)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 5:00pm

Presented with Marin County Office of Equity

Wed., June 23, 2021 • 5:00pm PT • Live • Online

In conversation with Elaine Petrocelli

The Marin County Office of Equity is inviting residents to participate in installments of its Community at the Table: Leading with Anti-Racism Speaker Series. This series is in partnership with Book Passage and the Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California. Please RSVP through Zoom using the above link to receive access to the online event.


Dr. Peggy McIntosh is an American feminist, anti-racism activist, scholar, and speaker. McIntosh is the author of influential articles on curriculum change, women's studies, and systems of unearned privilege. She is best known for authoring the groundbreaking article, “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (1989),” which has been instrumental in putting the dimension of privilege into discussions of gender, race, and sexuality.  She  is the former associate director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and founder of the National SEED Project, which prepares leaders to guide peers in conversational communities to drive personal, institutional, and societal change toward social justice.

Elaine Petrocelli is the founder and president of Book Passage, the fiercely independent bookstore in Corte Madera, California, and at the San Francisco Ferry Building. Over the past 44 years, Book Passage has hosted more than 10,000 classes, conferences, and author events, featuring Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Salman Rushdie, John McCain, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi and thousands of new writers. She hosts the Conversations with Authors series, featuring Isabel Allende, Khaled Hosseini, Anne Lamott, Dave Eggers and other great writers.

Equity is one of the Marin County Board of Supervisors’ top-priority “Four E’s” of ongoing focus: Equity, Education, Economy, and Environment. The County’s focus on equity and inclusion includes condemnation of all forms of discrimination and intolerance. The County’s Office of Equity is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, culturally responsive culture of belonging that empowers the creation of transformational change that enriches lives. For more data about equity measures in Marin, check the County’s Equity Dashboard.