Thu, 25 Jul | London School of Economics

Intersectionality – ‘BACKTALKING’

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Time & Location

25 Jul 2019, 16:00 – 20:00
London School of Economics, Graham Wallas Room, 5th Floor of London School of Economics’ Old Building (OLD.5.25), 2AE

About the Event

  Following the unique opportunity afforded us recently to celebrate Intersectionality at 30 with Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, Partnership for Young London is being hosted by the Gender Studies Department at the London School of Economics to deliver a follow up event for women of the African Diaspora called BACKTALKING. We want to gain greater understanding of how the lived experiences of Black women and Dual Heritage women from various regions within the African Diaspora are made visible when we apply an intersectional lens to their stories. We will investigate, what Professor Crenshaw referred to as, the ‘narrative struggles’ we are subjected to as the personal histories of some continue to be prioritised over those of others. This twilight session will review some key tenets of the intersectional framework and then examine how its principles can inform our values and our practice.  We will use our learning to develop further roundtable events -  the overarching intention of this series is to examine lived experience from the rich and diverse range of perspectives of people who are different genders and from different ethnic groups, and recognise how our knowledge can improve the way we live and work together.

*In recognition and appreciation of the roots of intersectionality, as a key aspect of Black Feminist Theory, we would like to specifically invite  women who are of Black African, Caribbean and Dual Heritage descent to share their insights at the first roundtable.

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