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TRU hosting anti-racism, white privilege conference

Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University is organizing a conference on equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

The Unearthed Assets Conference is taking place on May 29 and 30 with keynote speakers Dr. Peggy McIntosh and Jesse Lipscombe.

McIntosh is the former director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and has written papers on white privilege, according to the university. 

“Dr. Peggy McIntosh, the author of the “White Privilege: The Invisible Knapsack” is certain to make you say ‘wow’ during her keynote address. She is a prolific start to a day filled with the knowledge and experiences of (equity, diversity, and inclusion) professionals and theoretical wisdom of anti-racist and intercultural scholars,” the university said on its website.

Lipscombe is an actor and activist from Alberta who has toured Canada giving talks on equity, diversion, and inclusion.

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“Be ready to turn your energy meter on high as Jesse Lipscombe jumps starts the morning of day two. Will he talk about neurodiversity, or not? Wait and see as he sets the tone for an exciting day filled with tips for students, recognizing anti-racism as a pillar of (equity, diversion, and inclusion), and meeting at the intersections of the proverbial isms,” the university said.

The conference is also going to have events featuring a dozen other speakers.

Click here to find out more.


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