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Join AAPF in London for an interdisciplinary panel
Date and Time: 18:30, 28 May 2019
Location: Hogg Lecture Theatre, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS
Dear AAPF Family,
Mythbusting Intersectionality Panel Event
Executive Director, Kimberlé Crenshaw, is in London this week for the culmination of her tenure as the Centennial Professor at the LSE Gender Institute with a conference celebrating Intersectionality at 30, on Wednesday, May 29. Today, May 28, AAPF will be presenting the follow up to our successful Mythusting Intersectionality event held in January at Columbia Law School in New York. This time for a British audience, Mythbusting Intersectionality UK is a provocative, interactive users’ guide to intersectionality. Led by Professor Crenshaw, leading thinkers in activism, academia and the arts will dispel common myths and lift up the various ways that they mobilize intersectionality to name, trace and organize against discrimination and inequality in the U.K. and beyond. The evening is an opportunity for panelists and audience members from different backgrounds to reflect on what is everyday intersectionality?
Presented by AAPF and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School (CISPS) and co-sponsored by the Critical Pedagogies Group(Westminster/Birkbeck) and The Centre for Research on Race and Law (Birkbeck), the roundtable will explore the mystifying misconceptions and empowering insights that seasoned practitioners of intersectionality encounter and engage everyday. The panelists for today's dynamic event are as follows:
Kimberlé Crenshaw is a Professor of Law at Columbia and UCLA. She is a leading authority in the area of Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. She is the co-founder/executive director of the African American Policy Forum and is also the host of the new podcast, Intersectionality Matters.
Barby Asante is an artist curator and researcher in CREAM at the University of Westminster. Her work is concerned with the politics of place and the histories and legacies of colonialism as they affect our present.
Sumi Cho is a Professor of Law at DePaul University. She employs a critical race feminist approach to her work on affirmative action, sexual harassment, legal history, and civil rights. She was the principal investigator for a Civil Liberties Public Education Fund grant on the first coordinated legal research on Japanese American internment, redress, and reparations.
Daniel HoSang is an Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration at Yale University. HoSang’s research and teaching explore the contradictory labor of race within U.S. political culture across a wide-range of sites, including electoral politics, social movements, and cultural production.
Gail Lewis is a sociologist at Birkbeck who specialises in psychosocial studies of race and gender. She was a long standing member of Brixton Black Women's Group and a co-founder of the Organisation for Women of African and Asian Descent (OWAAD).
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah is a co-founder, trustee and executive director of UK Black Pride. She sits on the Trades Union Congress (TUC) race relations committee and is currently trustee of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights charity, Stonewall.
Emilia Roig is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ), a Berlin-based organization promoting an intersectional approach to anti-discrimination and equality policies in Europe. She has also taught graduate and post-graduate courses on Intersectionality Theory, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory and International and European Law.
Barbara Tomlinson is a Professor of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her research areas include rhetoric and feminist argumentation, feminist theory and analysis, culture and affect, and critical race theory.
Also join us for Countering Colourblindness: Intersectionality and Post-Racialism later this week in London!
In addition, and as a part of our programming in London, we are excited to announce Countering Colourblindness: Intersectionality and Post-Racialism a timely panel discussion which will argue for the public to see race again and confront an unpopular but unavoidable truth: racial stigma and discrimination require race-conscious solutions. Intersectionality emerged from the Critical Race Theory tradition and for those interested in further exploring the necessary relationship between both of these practices, this event will expose the robust connection between them as tools to understanding and challenging social power and hierarchy.
For those in London, seating is limited, so RSVP soon for a chance to join this timely and illuminating conversation about the ways in which Critical Race Theory and intersectionality act as necessary bulwarks against the enigmas that are colourblindness, race neutrality and post-racialism.
Countering Colourblindness: Intersectionality and Post-Racialism
Date and Time: 6:00pm, 30 May 2019
Location: Shaw Library, LSE Old Building, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE