"From Rosa Parks to Sandra Bland: Does the Arc of Struggle Bend Towards Justice for Black Women?" - Kimberle CrenshawApril 22, 2016 at 7:309:30 a.m.

TimeApril 22, 2016 at 7:309:30 a.m.
LocationAlumni Hall

Kimberele Crenshaw's recent work shines light on the current state of affairs for black women and girls in an era of mass incarceration, institutional violence, and #BlackLivesMatter. Her lecture will examine our important contemporary moment in its historical context as we contemplate the future trajectory of justice for black women and girls?and for us all.

As a feminist legal scholar and critical race theorist, Crenshaw has been at the vanguard of intersectional theory since coining the term over 25 years ago. Her scholarship and activism have spurred a paradigm shift in the way we think about power and injustice.Intersectional theory reveals how common forms of oppression (such as racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, and others) act in interrelated ways to create deep systems of oppression at the "intersections eof identity categories.

Sponsored by the GWSS Program with generous support from Karin and Robert Moe, in honor of their daughter Kris Moe '84.

PostedApr 17, 2019