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Black Mountain School of Theology & Community / Our Bodies, Identities, & Histories as Spaces of Action — Intersectional Coalition Building and Organizing

Sat 3:00pm - 3:50pm

Venue: Front Porch


Type of Experience: Workshop

Content Type: Intersectionality in Coalitions and Organizing

We know this to be true — oppression is inseparable from bodies — identities imposed on bodies and stories told about bodies and their communities. For example: “welfare queen” is a manufactured identity forged from racist histories and stories told about specific bodies by other bodies to justify greed and domination. For many who pursue justice and goodness, knowledge about intersections of oppression linked to bodies can expose inequities, diversify institutions, and encourage sensitivities that are starting points to meaningful emancipation on personal and social levels. But there’s more… Intersectionality is not only a lens that sensitizes us to the realities and histories of our own bodies and builds truthful histories of human oppressions. We believe intersectionality is a practice of diverse coalition building and organizing that can produce meaningful, durable, just social impacts. In this workshop, our team from the Black Mountain School will dialogue about this rich possibility.