BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., March 20, 2012 – Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based The Roeper School, a co-educational day school for gifted children, will host guest speaker Peggy McIntosh, the founder of the National SEED Project, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. McIntosh will lead a discussion based on her speech entitled, “Beyond Blame, Shame and Guilt: The Surprisingly Gratifying Journey of Using Privilege to Weaken Privilege Systems.” Roeper Interim Head of School Phillip Deely made the announcement.
The free event, which is open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the school’s Community Center Multipurpose Room, located at 41190 Woodward Ave. in Bloomfield Hills. McIntosh will discuss the concepts of equality and diversity, while conducting interactive exercises to give attendees the opportunity to compare their current unearned advantages and disadvantages in their lives.
McIntosh is the founder of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity), in addition to her role as the associate director of the Wellesley Centers for Women. The SEED Project helps teachers create their own year-long, school-based seminars on making school climates, K-12 curricula and teaching methods more gender fair and multi-culturally equitable. The Roeper School has embraced and implemented the National SEED Project for its staff, faculty and parents since 2007.
Founded in 1941, The Roeper School is a uniquely personalized, coeducational school for gifted and talented children in preschool through grade 12 from over 60 communities in southeast Michigan. With campuses in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Roeper was conceived on founding principles that recognize the power of education, choice and self-expression, and the transformative impact these principles have on young minds. For more information, please visit www.roeper.org.