Lesson 1: Intersectionality

The theme of our first session was Intersectionality.

“There’s always someone asking you to underline one piece of yourself – whether it’s Black, woman, mother, dyke, teacher, etc. – because that’s the piece that they need to key in to. They want to dismiss everything else.”

― Audre Lorde

We watched the following TED Talk by Kimberlé Crenshaw:

https://www.ted.com/talks/kimberle_crenshaw_the_urgency_of_intersectionality

If you’re interested in exploring further, or sharing the information in a more readily accessible format, here are two alternate visual explanations of the concept

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6dnj2IyYjE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRiWgx4sHGg

If you’d like to read one of Crenshaw’s original papers, here is Mapping the Margins

http://socialdifference.columbia.edu/files/socialdiff/projects/Article__Mapping_the_Margins_by_Kimblere_Crenshaw.pdf

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