Intersectionality Symposium:

Innovations in Research,
  Policy and Teaching

When: November 8-9, 2012 intersectionality
Where: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Brandeis University

The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University will host a two-day symposium on intersectionality, a concept which describes the simultaneous intersections between aspects of social difference and identity (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, class, etc.) and forms of systematic  oppression such as racism, sexism and classism at micro and macro levels.

Kimberle CrenshawOn Thursday evening November 8, the reception begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by introductory remarks and the keynote address by Kimberlé Crenshaw, JD at 7:00 p.m., concluding the event at 8:30 p.m.

On Friday morning November 9, a welcome coffee will begin at 8:00 a.m. The program will consist of two sessions with Prof. Crenshaw, one focusing on research and policy and another on teaching. A comprehensive wrap-up session with Professor Crenshaw will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect upon and express ideas and thoughts on the role of intersectionality in the academy and through public engagement. Professor Crenshaw has authored some of the most important works on intersectionality, and is credited with being the founder of this perspective.

Registration is now open.

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Event cosponsors:

  • Association of American Colleges and Universities 
  • Office of the Provost
  • Dean’s Office of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School Council
  • Mandel Center for the Humanities
  • International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life
  • Women’s and Gender Studies Department
  • African and Afro-American Studies Department
  • Politics Department; Sociology Department
  • Social Justice and Social Policy Program
  • Health: Science, Society, and Policy Program
  • Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism
  • Schusterman Center for Israeli Studies
  • Women’s Studies Research Center
  • Heller School Dean’s Office
  • Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy
  • Institute on Assets and Social Policy
  • Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy
  • Schneider Institutes for Health Policy
  • Masters in Public Policy Program
  • Master’s Program in Coexistence and Conflict Program
  • Lurie Institute for Disability Policy
  • Feminist Sexual Ethics Project
  • Women of Color Alliance

For more information contact Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson '80, Ph.D. '06.

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All events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC unless otherwise stated.

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