This workshop is intended to help participants explore the concept of intersectionality and the ways in which their own intersecting social group identities shape their experiences in relation to power, privilege and oppression.
What is Intersectionality?
Intersectionality is a term coined by American feminist legal scholar, critical race theorist, and civil rights advocate Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw to describe overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination. (Wikipedia)
- Exposing [one’s] multiple identities can help clarify they ways in which a person can simultaneously experience privilege and oppression. For example, a Black woman in America does not experience gender inequalities in exactly the same way as a white woman, nor racial oppression identical to that experienced by a Black man. Each race and gender intersection produces a qualitatively distinct life. (Intergroup Resources, 2012)
This workshop is open to all Tulane faculty, staff, community partners and students.