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Intersectionality, Sexual Violence, and the Power of Expressive Arts

Date: Tuesday 4/25/2017
2 Day(s) ago
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Organizer: Sexual Assault Activism Month ( )
Notes: About the workshop: This workshop begins by outlining the critical race and power analysis known as "Intersectionality," coined by Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989. We will discuss the ways in which sexual violence is embedded into systems of power, used both currently and historically as a tool to oppress, silence, and isolate survivors of sexual violence that live at the intersections of multiple marginalities. We will bring together movement, vocalization, and Theatre of the Oppressed techniques to open up deeper dialogue on the transformative power of performing arts.

About Leila: Leila Zainab is a queer South Asian-American feminist activist, scholar, performer and survivor. Leila works as Co-Director and performer for the Survivor Theatre Project, an organization that uplifts survivors of sexual violence in creating artistic performances for community resilience and violence prevention. Leila is a master's candidate in the Gender and Cultural Studies at Simmons College. Her research focuses on intersectional feminism, systematic violence, performance studies, and critical race theory.

*This event was organized as part of SAAM, Sexual Assault Activism Month*
Location: Merrill Living Room

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