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3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199http://www.reed.edu/greenbergscholar
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In this talk, Kimberlé Crenshaw will expound the concept of intersectionality through the lens of personal narrative, reflecting on formative experiences that shaped her political consciousness as a woman and as a black person and the ways in which those anecdotes directly informed her theorization and application of intersectionality. Her observations are grounded in a backdrop of a rapidly deteriorating political environment in which the destabilization of new and old democracies underscores the naiveté of celebrating the Obama era as “post-racial" and modern political discourse as "intersectional" or even "post-intersectional."
Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority in the area of civil rights, black feminist legal theory, and race, racism, and the law. Her work has been foundational in two fields of study that have come to be known by terms that she coined: Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality. Crenshaw’s articles have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, National Black Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, and Southern California Law Review. She is the founding coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Workshop and the co-editor of the volume Critical Race Theory: The Key Writings that Formed the Movement. Crenshaw has lectured widely on race matters, addressing audiences across the country as well as in Europe, India, Africa, and South America.
Sponsored by the Greenberg Distinguished Scholar Program and the Sex, Gender, and Sexuality Symposium.
This event is free and open to the public. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND. Pre-registration information will be posted here closer to the date of the event. All attendees must provide proof of vaccination, INCLUDING A BOOSTER, at the door.
Parking at Reed College is free and no permit is required. There are three parking lots on campus: the east lot, accessed from Woodstock Boulevard just east of the main entrance; the west lot, along 28th Avenue (closest to the event); and the north lot, along Steele Street. See the map of campus for more information.
Kaul Auditorium is an accessible building. ADA drop off is available in front of Kaul; there are a handful of ADA parking spots a short distance from the building adjacent to the Physical Plant. ASL interpreters will be onsite, and there will be designated seating for those in need of ASL interpretation at the front of the auditorium.