Intersectionality Community Relations & Climate Change Super Tuesday Intersectionality? What is that?

by jgilad

  • Posted on April 8, 2016

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Local and national community relations groups have begun to encounter the phenomena of “intersectionality,” which is part of the larger discussion about BDS. Intersectionality is the study of related systems of oppression. It holds that various forms of oppression — racism, sexism, classism, ableism, and homophobia — constitute an intersecting system of oppression.  Some believe that intersectionality is providing ideological fuel for the BDS movement. Yet intersectionality is much more than a concept related to BDS and Israel, and it is crucial that we understand it in all its complexity.

 To what degree is intersectionality catching on? Is it new? Is it a threat? Is it an opportunity? And, lastly, how do we effectively engage in the discussion?

Join us at JCPA2016 as we explore this topic and what it means for community relations! 

Featured Speakers:

Dr. Marla Brettschneider, University of New Hampshire; Ilana Kaufman, JCRC of San Francisco

Background Materials:

Op-Ed: The anti-Israel trend you’ve never heard of by David Bernstein

Jewish Feminism and Intersectionality by Dr. Marla Brettschneider


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