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Intersectionality as Means to Social Justice
February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
riham sheble talks about intersectionality as a crucial approach to try to achieve social justice and equity for LGBTQIA+ communities specifically
This event is hosted by Encompass Network for South Cambridgeshire District Council – all are welcome to attend. Register for this free Zoom event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/look-with-me-intersectionality-as-means-to-social-justice-registration-137436158249
riham sheble is a queer(ing) Afro-Arab freelance researcher, translator and editor. She was a political and women’s rights activist and a human rights defender in her home country, Egypt. She is currently an MA candidate at the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick.
Her presentation will focus on intersectionality as a crucial approach to try to achieve social justice and equity for LGBTQIA+ communities specifically but also society as whole. The term “intersectionality” was coined by Kimberle Williams Crenshaw and it recognises identity is not a monolith, but it made up of different components which together impact an individual’s situation in society, contributing to either their privilege or oppression, and sometimes to both advantage and marginalisation depending on which identity marker is put in focus. These components include: race/ethnicity, class/socio-economic and educational status, sex/gender and sexual orientation, (dis)ability, age, location/nationality/immigration status. Each of these markers is socially met with stereotypes (positive or negative) that shape how people perceive us and how we perceive others. She will be using her own identities to demonstrate how intersectionality manifests itself.
When you register for this event, you will receive the invitation to the Zoom webinar and instructions for how to use it. As an attendee, you will not use your camera or microphone, but you can ask questions in the chat or the Q&A function. All the details will be on the email from Eventbrite. To book your place, register to attend (it’s free!) You do not have to have an Eventbrite account to attend the event, but in case you lose the confirmation email it is easier to set up one in advance.