Past Event

Intersectionality in Racism and Public Health

March 1, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Event Description

Our identities matter. So why does it often seem that language, discourse, and even research, far from naming all the facets of our lived experience, merely reduce us to single categories? We live at the intersection of our many identities, and their meanings are shaped by one another as they interact and combine. What happens when our approach to public health doesn't make room for all of who we are?

This panel discussion explores intersectionality—the simultaneous effects of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and other social and personal categories of identity. Panelists will explore the tenets of intersectional theory and the necessity for public health to take an intersectional approach to our research, policy, and practice.

Event Speakers

Please visit the event webpage to view the full speaker list. 

Event Information 

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage or contact Leisa Herrera at [email protected]

Hosted by the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.