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'Unpacking' personal privilege [postponed]

November 25, 2010

My Favorite Lecture Series speaker Toni Zimmerman, Ph.D., contends that many of us haven't given any conscious thought to the idea of personal privilege in our society -- or to stereotypes that we or others hold. Don't miss this deeply thoughtful and insightful lecture by one of CSU's most accomplished teachers.

Update Monday, Nov. 29, 9:15 a.m. - This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled during Spring semester, 2011.

Wednesday, Dec. 1
4:15 p.m.
TILT Building, Room 221

Toni Schindler Zimmerman, Ph.D, will take participants on a journey exploring “What’s in Your Backpack?”

Growing awareness about privilege

In this experiential talk, Toni will guide us through "unpacking" the personal privilege that can often be invisible.

She will teach participants about first and second thinking as a way of increasing our awareness and our reactions to stereotypes. 

Toni has published over 80 journal articles and chapters, many of which are on the topic of diversity and gender. Her enthusiastic and knowledgeable teaching style creates a learning environment where students can learn about themselves, each other, and the topic.

The Institute of Learning and Teaching's My Favorite Lecture series is an opportunity for CSU students to learn from the University's most distinguished professors. There will be a reception prior to the talk in the lobby outside of TILT 221.

University Distinguished Teaching Scholar

Zimmerman is the Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. She was named a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar in 2009 after 46 letters of support were submitted from former students, current faculty and staff and academians from as far away as Israel and South Africa.  Notably, one letter of support came from Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Arrive early to ensure seating

No RSVP required; however, you may want to arrive early to ensure seating.

Contact: Heather Landers
Phone: (970) 491-1324