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Fall 2016: Intersecting Identities

Our symposium continues with an examination of the significance of intersectional perspectives in breaking the culture of sexual assault.  Our fall 2016 programming emphasizes how taking into account diverse experiences allows us to understand how sexual violence affects different individuals and communities in varying ways.

We ask: How are the experiences of sexual assault survivors shaped by broader systems of inequality and power today? How is sexual assault and sexual violence perpetuated not only by sexism, but by the interconnectedness of sexism and racism? Does an intersectional lens lead us to think differently about solutions?

On October 11, renowned intersectionality scholar Kimberle Crenshaw will speak about these themes. She will discuss her scholarship and activism, and the relationships between race, gender, and social justice.