Applied Feminism and Intersectionality – Baltimore Conference

Country: USA

City: Baltimore

Abstr. due: 28.10.2016

Dates: 30.03.17 — 31.03.17

Area Of Sciences: Law; Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: majohnson[@]ubalt.edu

Organizers: The Center on Applied Feminism at the University of Baltimore School of Law

 

This year, the conference will explore how intersecting identities inform -- or should inform -- feminist legal theory and justice-oriented legal practice, legal systems, legal policy, and legal activism. Beginning in 1989, Kimberlé Crenshaw identified the need for law to recognize persons as representing multiple intersecting identities, not only one identity (such as female) to the exclusion of another (such as African American). Intersectionality theory unmasks how social systems oppress people in different ways.  While its origins are in exploring the intersection of race and gender, intersectionality theory now encompasses all intersecting identities including religion, ethnicity, citizenship, class, disability, and sexual orientation.

Conference Web-Site: http://www.law.ubalt.edu/centers/caf/2017_conference/index.cfm