Intersections in Community
When Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, American lawyer, civil rights advocate, philosopher, and a leading scholar of critical race theory, developed the theory of intersectionality in the late 1960s, the framework influenced how activists and academics understood the ways culture, gender, race, sexuality, ability – and all other primary identifiers – worked in vastly different ways. In an age where we cannot afford to keep getting it wrong for communities, understanding power and privilege has become more urgent than ever. Is Western Sydney working from an intersectional lens – or are certain members of the community still existing on the fringes? This panel will explore how everyday social work practitioners, business owners and community leaders can practically use an intersectional framework – and what is at stake when they don’t.
Western Sydney Community Forum
BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation
Juliana Nkrumah AM
Settlement Services International
Multicultural Youth Affairs Network NSW