course »Understanding the Impacts of Intersectionality

Date: 4/23/2019, 10:00 am—12:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 2
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth Center
Phone: 510-482-2244
Intersectionality, a term and concept coined by legal scholar KimberlĂ© Crenshaw in 1989, is used to describe the multiple ways individuals can experience oppression. For example, it is possible for a person to identify as a person of color, experience racism, sexism, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, classism, ageism, being considered too short, or “not meeting weight standards” and/or more. Recognizing these intersections supports us as practitioners to better understand and support clients who need assistance working through trauma. It also supports us with our own healing, by recognizing areas where we ourselves may need support.