Intersectionality describes the study of overlapping identities and the interaction between different power structures. In this workshop, participants will reflect on intersecting identities such as race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability, and many others. By applying an intersectional framework, participants will be better equipped at identifying the impact of overarching power structures and comprehensively address inequities in the workplace.
Dates: Thursday, June 2 & Thursday, June 9, 2022
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. CET
Location: Remote via Zoom
Trainer: Vic Kelly
Intersectionality, a term which was first coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, can be described as the “lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects.” It is a way of looking at a variety of intersecting social categorizations such as age, ability, race, class, and gender which may create disadvantage or lead to discrimination of an individual or a group.
For instance, when considering the experience of minority women in STEM fields, an intersectional approach would dictate that these women are subject to the interplay of sexism and racism conceptualised as the ‘double bind.’ In other words, in a field that is historically dominated by white males, these women are increasingly disadvantaged in their STEM careers due to their gender and their race.
Intersectionality should come to occupy a central stage within research and the very structure of research institutions to ensure real equality and prosperity within scienceIn this workshop, participants will be provided with a safe space to reflect on intersecting identities such as race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability, and many others. By applying an intersectional framework, participants will be better equipped at identifying the impact of overarching power structures and comprehensively address inequities in their workplace.
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