Intersectionality and Coalition Building

Intersectionality is a term coined by American civil rights advocate Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw to describe overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination. This panel will be a discussion about the importance of recognizing intersectionality to confront social injustices and build coalitions. The panel includes scholars on the subject and and is guaranteed to be insightful and inspirational. Panel includes Rebekah Barber (researcher and writer at the Institute for Southern Studies), Frank Baumgartner (Distinguished Professor of Political Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Mandy Carter (southern African-American lesbian social justice activist with a 50-year movement history of social, racial and LGBTQA justice organizing since 1967), Jennifer Ho (Associate Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at UNC Chapel Hill), and Sharon Holland (Associate Chair of the Department of American Studies at UNC Chapel Hill).