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Intersectional Feminism Workshop
May 18, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
LEVERAGING INTERSECTIONALITY WORKSHOP: STRENGTHENING PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL DISCOURSE
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This workshop is sponsored by OUR REVOLUTION TRENTON METRO
Intersectionality is an analytical framework to identify how one’s different identities–like race, sex, age, ethnicity, health and other characteristics–intersect to magnify or minimize oppression or discrimination in society. This workshop is intended for activists working in progressive activist settings. Encouraged to attend are those who are having difficulties with identity, particularly men, members of the LGBTQ community, or those affected by divisive, hateful discourse.
For a diverse political coalition to succeed, to ensure that we see new faces, the coalition must reject the distorted frameworks that diseased our society: patriarchy, white privilege, and fragility and instead build a foundation centered on marginalized individuals. But how to avoid frictions due to misunderstandings or ignorance of these complexities?
The objective of this workshop is to help progressives understand how to recognize and map these intersections to allow for the creation of a solid sustainable coalition built on strong allyship. This workshop is intended for activists working in progressive activist settings. We will look at how patriarchy, white privilege, and fragility interfere with civility, exchanging ideas and respecting perspectives.
Through conversation, exercises and breakout groups, Intersekt Alliance will lead a three-hour workshop that will provide you with the tools to gain awareness of your own foundational identity; to recognize how a group’s dynamic changes with a diverse population; and steps to take to build a civil, unified and sustainable coalition.