UU Justice Summit to Feature Intersectional Issues

Saturday, October 12, 7:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Olympia UU Congregation

Front of brochure for Navigating Intersectionality conference

Navigating Intersectionality, is the theme for this year’s Justice Summit. Together, we’ll explore the many faces of intersectionality and consider how we can build on our understanding to make our justice work more powerful and inclusive.

The day begins with registration and a light breakfast you might carry with you as you tour exhibits and short presentations that spotlight worthy intersectional justice programs that are finding success in our state.(Intersectionality Justice Fair from 7:30-8:30 a.m.)

Our first plenary session, Intersectionality: Meaning and Challenge, will explore moving beyond traditional frameworks that separate social problems into singular issues and/or distinct challenges faced by specific groups. We start by considering the premise that our multiple identities can cause cumulative or offsetting impacts with more than one type of oppression and privilege.

The second Plenary Session, Meeting the Challenge, will explore practical ways that persons from diverse and overlapping identity groups can work together to achieve more just and effective outcomes.

In addition, intersectional breakout groups during both the morning and afternoon will jump-start the process of working together on some of the most compelling intersections of justice issues in our state and nation.

More information and registration at juustwa.org/program-areas/conferences/summit19/.