The Challenge of Diversity: Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender

The Women's Studies Convocation, the California Council for the Humanities, and the Marian Miner Cook
Athenaeum are pleased to open a conference titled "The Challenge of Diversity: Race, Ethnicity, Class, and
Gender." This evening's convocation at 7:00 p.m. in McKenna Auditorium features Barbara Christian, Clara Sue
Kidwell, Peggy Mcintosh
, and Patricia Zavella. These eminent scholars will address different ethnic and cultural
perspectives in communities, will focus their presentations on concerns of minority groups, and will provide an open
and informed discussion of race, ethnicity, class, and gender.

Barbara Christian is a professor in the Afro-American Studies
Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She
received her B.A. from Marquette University and her M.A. and
Ph.D. from Columbia University, where she was the first woman
in the contemporary British and American literature program.
Currently she is engaged in activities for The Women's Studies
and Afro-American departments at Berkeley, and special projects directed toward education in the black and women's
communities of the East Bay/Berkeley areas.

Clara Sue Kidwell is an associate professor of Native
American studies at the University of California, Berkeley,
where she has taught since 1974. She received her Ph.D. in the
history of science at the University of Oklahoma in 1970. Her
involvement in Indian education began with a teaching appointment at Haskell Indian Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas.
Subsequently she taught in the American Indian Studies
Department at the University of Minnesota, before joining the
Berkeley faculty. Her tribal background is Choctaw and

Peggy Mcintosh is associate director of the Wellesley College
Center for Research on Women. She has consulted widely
throughout the country with college, university, and secondary
school faculty interested in integrating materials and perspectives from women's studies into their curricula. Mcintosh has
taught at Harvard University, Trinity College (Washington,
D.C.), the University of Denver, the University of Durham
(England), and Wellesley College.

Patricia Zavella, a social anthropologist, graduated from
Pitzer College in 1973 and received her Ph.D. in anthropology
from the University of California, Berkeley. She has written on
the relationship between Chicano women's wage work and family organization, showing the interconnections between
class, race, and gender in structuring women's lives.

Please use the enclosed coupon, if you wish to attend the 5:30 reception and 6:00 dinner prior to the 7:00 address in
McKenna Auditorium.