The following email was sent to faculty, students, and staff by Assistant Dean and Director of Leadership and Community Development in the Pensby Center on Tuesday, April 7.
“Intersectional analysis explores and unpacks relations of domination and subordination, privilege and agency, in the structural arrangements through which various services, resources, and other social rewards are delivered; in the interpersonal experiences of individual and groups; in the practices that characterize and sustain bureaucratic hierarchies; and in the ideas, images, symbols and ideologies that shape social consciousness.” (Patricia Hill Collins, 2009)
At its most basic, intersectionality explores how sexism, racism, homophobia, ableism, classism, and other forms of oppression do not act independently, but rather interrelate to create systems of inequality. Intersectionality as a framework and tool challenges us to explore more than individual experiences with multiple identities. How do we use intersectionality to help understand the interlocking nature of systems of oppression and move past single identity frameworks and identity politics to work toward social justice?
Diversity Conversation: “Intersectionality”
Date: Friday, April 24
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Place: Guild 203
All are welcome! Lunch will be served.