None of us has just one identity. We are all shaped by many aspects of our diverse identities. However diversity and equity issues are often approached in isolation, i.e., anti-racism, LGBT+ inclusion, accessibility for people with disabilities, advancement of women, etc. Yet, racism, sexism, homophobia, ciscentrism, classism, ableism, and other forms of oppression or exclusion do not operate in society independently of one another.
Intersectionality is an approach that recognizes that there are overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression or discrimination.
This interactive webinar will introduce the concept of intersectionality and discuss the issues that can arise when diversity issues are dealt with in isolation, rather than through a holistic, intersectional, lens.
Participants will complete an exercise to help them identify the complexity and intersections of their own diverse identities.
- What is intersectionality?
- Why is it important for society and organizations?
- How can we ensure a more intersectional approach in our organizational Diversity & Inclusion or Equity & Human Rights initiatives?
Who should attend:
- Employers, human resources professionals, leaders, and managers involved in diversity & inclusion or equity & human rights initiative planning.
About the presenter:
|Cathy Gallagher-Louisy is the Director, Knowledge Services for the CCDI. She leads the CCDI’s research and knowledge services portfolio and also provides consulting and training services to CCDI partner organizations and clients, developing and delivering strategic D&I and cultural competence strategies, programs, initiatives, training, and developmental tools. Cathy is an experienced diversity and inclusion (“D&I”) and Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) professional with over twenty years’ experience in program development and leadership, project management, and human resources roles within corporate, government, and non-profit organizations.|
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Schedule for webinars:
Date: Monday, January 18, 2016.
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET.
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016.
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET.
Registration for our January 18 Webinar is Now Closed.
Feel free to contact us at anytime should you have any questions.