Why Intersectionality Matters (Via Zoom)
September 28, 2020
1:00 pm-2:30 pm
In 1989, Kimberlé Crenshaw, scholar and civil rights advocate, theorized a concept she called intersectionality, after recognizing that gender and race were looked at as completely separate issues. She concluded that studying them in isolation to each other was not productive, especially related to women of color. Each of us are multi-facetted and multi-dimensional individuals that cannot be narrowed down into singular categories of being. Depending on the intersection our identities, we experience the world in different ways. In this workshop, we will learn about the history of intersectionality, why it matters, and how we can incorporate it toward creating equitable and inclusive workplaces.