Gender, Equity, and Intersectionality

Rev. Melora Lynngood with Worship Associate Victoria Barr – In this service, we look at what our Unitarian Universalist – United Nation’s Office (UU-UNO) has been working on in the international community with regards to equity for LGBTQ+ people.

We also consider what we can do in our own UU communities. We’ll pay particular attention to ‘intersectionality.’ To quote a UU-UNO resource, “Intersectionality, a concept created by black feminist legal scholar and activist Kimberlé Crenshaw, describes the ways in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination or oppression (based on race, gender, class, etc.) create overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage … a person experiences the world through all the identities they hold, which cannot be separated.

Understanding intersectionality lifts up the reality that none of us can be free until we are all free”.

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