This year’s theme focuses on the difficult work of creating resistance movements and scholarly analyses that address intersectional forms of oppression. As originally formulated by Kimberlé Crenshaw, the term “intersectionality” showed how the law refused to acknowledge that racism and sexism compounded Black women’s vulnerability to discrimination. Since then, intersectionality has been taken up to highlight the ways social inequalities always operate along multiple axes of power: race, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, class, disability, age, and other markers of identity. Although our lived realities are always intersectional, traditionally resistance movements have organized in opposition to a single axis of oppression. This Discussion Series will not only re-introduce people to the concept of intersectionality but highlight useful tactics for resisting interlocking oppressions in contemporary society. 


Title:  Queering Colleges, Transforming Campuses: Intersectionality, Action, and Change
Presenter:  Luca Maurer, Program Director, LGBT Education, Outreach & Services, Ithaca College
Date:  Tues., 2/6/18
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Klingenstein Lounge

Title: Honoring Ourselves Through Healing:  Transforming Our Pain Into Our Power
Presenter:  Gregory Mitchell
Date: Thurs., 3/8/18
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Klingenstein Lounge

Title: Decolonial Methods as Intersectional Praxis
Presenter:  Emma Perez, Research Social Scientist, Southwest Center, and Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Arizona
Date: Thurs., 4/5/18
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Handwerker Gallery

Title:  Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Senior Presentation
Presenter:  Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars, Ithaca College
Date: Tues., 4/24/18
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location:  Klingenstein Lounge

FALL 2017

Title:  Patriarchy Still a Problem?  An Intersectional Interrogation
Presenter:   Brittney Cooper, Co-Founder, Crunk Feminist Collective
Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies, Rutgers University
Date:  Tues., 9/26/17
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Clark Lounge

Title: Let the Hoes Speak: Cardi B & CupcaKe, Rethinking Intersectionality Through Ratchetness
Presenter: Nicole Horsley, Assistant Professor, CSCRE, and Ashley Hall, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies, Ithaca College
Date: Wed., 10/25/17
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Klingenstein Lounge

Title: Cultural Organizing at the Intersections:  The Role of Media and Visual Culture in Building a Movement
Presenter:  Carol Zou, Director of Programs, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA
Date: Thurs., 11/16/17
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Klingenstein Lounge