To understand the Women's March on Washington, you need to understand intersectional feminism

The day after the upcoming inauguration, several thousand people, led by a group of four women, are planning to march in Washington, DC. Organizers note that “women have intersecting identities and are therefore impacted by a multitude of social justice and human rights issues." The idea of “intersecting identities” has been at the core of criticism of the march, both by would-be participants and by conservative critics. Lehigh University's Monica Miller defined intersectionality to Vox: “An intersectional feminist approach understands that categories of identity and difference cannot be separated and doesn't abandon one category of analysis such as gender, or sexuality in favor of (over)analyzing others such as race, and class.”

Department: 

Africana Studies

Start Date and Time: 

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 3:45pm