WACSS Spring Forum 2021 - "From where we stand: leading through intersectionality"
From Emily Khan
The 2021 annual Spring Forum is intended to explore ways each one of us can play an active role in creating a more inclusive, equitable workplace and community. During this engaging forum, we will learn how we can advocate for equity and inclusion on our teams, in our departments, and at MSU. Together, we will consider our different identities, learn how the concept of intersectionality[i] must be at the core of our efforts, and develop concrete strategies for interrupting bias in our personal and professional lives. [i] Kimberle Crenshaw (1989) coined the term “Intersectionality” which tells us that minoritized social identities like race, gender, and social class (among many others) overlap and intersect creating compounding layers of oppression.