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Lunch series to preview upcoming race conference

September 17, 2009
Drake University senior Brittanie Pearson will preview a November conference on race as part of the Cowles Library's Midweek Muses and Munchies series on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 12:10 p.m. in room 122 of Cowles Library, 2725 University Ave.

Participants may bring lunches or purchase food from Cowles Café in the library. The talk will conclude at 1 p.m.

Pearson of Westminster, Colo., is the organizer of "The Race Card: Who Holds the Privileged Hand?" conference, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Drake's Neal and Bea Smith Law Center, 2400 University Ave. 

The conference will feature a film series, an art show, panel discussions and workshops Peggy McIntosh, the founder and co-director of the Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Project on Inclusive Curriculum, has been tentatively scheduled as the keynote speaker for the conference.

The SEED Project assists teachers in making school climates, curriculum and teaching methods more gender fair and multicultural equitable.

The Midweek Muses and Munchies series promotes discussion and discourse related to books and various academic topics and takes place each Tuesday in September. For more information, visit or call 515-271-3994.

For more information on "The Race Card: Who Holds the Privileged Hand?" contact Brittanie Pearson at