Intersectional Resources

Sep 23, 2015 · 4 min read

The (Afro-feminist-)Future course on “Exploring Intersectionality” for Spring 2016 will have a classroom, but my hope is that its format will be widely applicable and flexible, so that other places and people may also benefit from exploring intersectionality and supporting women of color in their communities. Consider this a mobile course (with a nomad teacher;).

Here’s our reading list. Your added recommendations (as comments) are heartily welcomed!

“Intersectionality was a lived reality before it became a term. Today, nearly three decades after I first put a name to the concept, the term seems to be everywhere. But if women and girls of color continue to be left in the shadows, something vital to the understanding of intersectionality has been lost.” — Kimberlé Crenshaw, Executive Director of The African American Policy Forum & V-Day Board Member

The report Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women — released by the African American Policy Forum and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia University — highlights the stories of black women harmed by police violence.

-Whitney Sparks

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