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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GMC to Host Presentation
on Racism & Privilege


POULTNEY, VT (March 24, 2008) – Patricia Shine, an assistant professor from Lyndon State College, will visit Green Mountain College on Thursday, April 10, to speak about the matrix of race, racism and privilege.

The talk begins at 7 p.m. in the Gorge. It is free and open to the public.

Shine, a professor of human services, will give a presentation specifically designed for white folks, although all are welcome. The talk will be an opportunity to talk about how “whiteness” often blinds us to how racism structures our institutions and our society. The talk will also address how white people benefit from this structure.

This isn’t a presentation about blame and shame. Rather, this conversation will provide the opportunity to understand how we live within the matrix of race, racism, and privilege—and what we need to do to shift our lens in order to challenge the racial injustices that structure our lives and society.

Prof. Shine’s visit is sponsored by the GMC Speaker’s Bureau and the ELA program. For more information, call the Green Mountain College Office of Communications at 802-287-8311.

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