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Intersectionality in UK Politics

Tickets will go on sale 1 September. Event details here.

"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." - Audre Lorde

Kimberlé Crenshaw put a name to a movement when she first coined the term intersectionality. This idea helps to shed light on the overlap between various forms of oppression, which do not operate in isolation, but rather work to enforce one another. 

Political systems are built to maintain hierarchies and reinforce specific power dynamics which inevitably create and maintain institutional violence. So how can intersectionality help to dismantle the UK's politics-as-usual - a politics which prioritizes the voices of an elite few? How can policy be crafted in such a way that seeks to address systemic biases? What light can intersectionality shed on political power?

We are pulling together a fascinating group of speakers, both from academia and NGOs, who will speak to the questions above and share their insight as to how we can use intersectionality to disrupt politics-as-usual. Speakers to be announced shortly!

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For those new to the idea of intersectionality, we recommend the following reads:

1. Crenshaw - Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist Politics

2. Crenshaw - Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color

3. Crenshaw - Why Intersectionality Can't Wait