I was inspired by the interview given by student Sara Hayet with race theorist and civil rights advocate Kimberle Crenshaw on “Intersectionality”.  In trying to expand my understanding of the term “Intersectionality,” I found another video given by Kimberle Crenshaw at this year’s Women of the World festival.  I was not only impressed by the passion with which she spoke, but also her in depth knowledge concerning the institutional structures and policies that contribute to the exclusion of some and not others.  Her deep understanding of race, feminism, and patriarchy astounded me.  I was also moved by the stories of women of color who tragically fell victim to oppression and even death because of racial injustice and existing societal constructs.

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