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Brooklyn Book Festival: Intersectionality and Activism

  • Main Stage on Borough Hall Plaza (map)

From the Brooklyn Book Festival Website:

The term “intersectionality” was coined by black feminist scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw decades ago but has gained wider attention in recent years — and has informed (and challenged) many of the defining activist movements of our times, from trans rights to the Women’s March on Washington to Black Lives Matter. How does this concept of intersectionality help us understand this remarkable (for better and worse) historic moment we’re living in? Jennifer Baumgardner (We Do! American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality) leads a panel including Brittney Cooper (The Crunk Feminist Collection), Daisy Hernández (A Cup of Water Under My Bed), and Mychal Denzel Smith (Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man’s Education).

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