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Intersectional Feminism 101

A protester at Boston Women's March for America on January 21, 2017.
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Intersectional feminism is a term that’s been used in the social justice and gender studies sphere for quite some time, but the concept and buzzword is now hitting news stories and social media regularly, especially since the Women’s March on Washington in January. What does it mean and what makes it different than your run-of-the-mill feminism?


Shannon Weber, lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College specializing on LGBTQ cultural politics, social movements and histories.

- Irene Mata, associate professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College specializing in Chicana and Latino literature and culture.

- Erika Williams, professor of African American literature at Emerson College specializing on the theories of race, gender and sexuality and how they intersect.

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