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Kimberlé Crenshaw & Intersectionality

Black women have and continue to be leaders in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence.   Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the phrase "intersectionality" in 1989 to describe how race, class, gender, and other individual characteristics “intersect” and overlap. The theory allows deeper understanding of racism and sexism in context of the mission to end intimate partner abuse. For example, how does the intersection of race, gender, and economic oppression contribute to research that finds Black…
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Tarana Burke & the #MeToo Movement

Black women have and continue to be leaders in the movement to end sexual and domestic violence.   Tarana Burke is known as an activist, community organizer, executive, and founder of the "me too" movement. With over 19 million uses on Twitter in one year alone, this hashtag started one of the most notable movements of our time. In a Variety article penned by Burke, she explains, "Everyday people — queer, trans, disabled, men and women — are living in the aftermath of a trauma that…
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