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August 30, 2017

Intersectional Equity; Intersectional Privilege 101

by nwpublicemployeesdiversityconference.org

Workshop Description

This workshop introduces participants to the concept of intersectional equity which explores how systemic inequities accord privilege and marginalisation to virtually all social identities. In this interactive and participant-driven workshop, attendees will improve their understanding of intersected identities and learn to leverage the aspects privilege held to dismantle systemic inequities and encourage authentic inclusion.

Participants will be able to discern the supra-narratives which contribute to systemic inequities. They will have a better understanding of the areas in which they hold more privilege than others as well as the areas in which they might hold less privilege. In addition, participants will be able to determine how they might use their aspects of privilege to create and support a more equitable environment for all social identities.

About the Presenter(s)

Alison Allen-Hall is a social scientist interested in exploring and realising the potential of the liminal spaces between scholarship and practice. She has several years’ experience serving as associate faculty in Social Sciences at various colleges and universities in the United States. She has most recently expanded her praxes portfolio to include Interpersonal Neurobiology and is a development faculty member for the incipient IPNB Certificate programme at Portland Community College. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she is Managing Director of LynxSE, an organisational equity coaching consultancy based in Portland, OR. She has designed and developed several programmes and practical application models in service of dismantling systemic social inequities and replacing them with wholly a reimagined and reimaged society that is authentically inclusive and universally replacing them with wholly a reimagined and reimaged society that is authentically inclusive and universally hospitable. Allen-Hall continues her academic research in constructed identity and inclusivity.

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