Thu, September 06, 1:30 pm
Quenby Hoffman Aoki (Seikei University)
Intersectionality, first named in the 1980's by African-American feminist scholars, means that intersecting identities, including race, class, and gender, result in both privilege and oppression. Teachers and learners can benefit from awareness of this complex framework, with the ultimate goal of increasing social justice and equality, and many are working with it already. This interactive workshop presents ways to introduce intersectionality in university or other educational environments, inviting participants to discuss their experiences and engage in several activities to illustrate the concept, reflecting upon how they have applied or might choose to apply intersectionality in their own professional contexts.