In·ter·sec·tion·al·i·ty / noun. The interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.
Intersectional Reads is a monthly book group that will focus on broadening our collective understanding of the human experience, intersectionality, and faith. By choosing authors and topics that challenge us intellectually, experientially and contextually, we will build a better foundation as we address discrimination, privilege and institutional injustice. We will discuss questions such as:
- How has this human experience challenged or affirmed?
- How does context interact with faith?
- What are some concrete next steps?
Meetings will be held eight times a year in various locations and facilitated by a member of the group. There will be no meetings in January, July, August, and December.
Our April book is “The Weight of our Sky” by Hanna Alkaf. We plan to meet by video-conference. Contact Geoff Browning for more details.