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Panel Discussion for UVA's "Stronger Sisterhood: Representing Intersectional Identity"
Panel Discussion with curator Paige Moreau, and artists Linda Clave, Maia Monteagudo, Nilou Moochhala.

Joanne Desmond, April Jakubec Duggal, Sara Gately, Brooke Jones, Diane Sheridan, Mary Vannucci, Andrea Zampitella are the other artists.
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Curator's Statement:
“As long as women are using class or race power to dominate other women, feminist sisterhood cannot be fully realized” -bell hooks

The exhibit explores the multidimensional and intersectional identities of women.
The history of feminism has often been described in “waves”. The first wave is defined by the fight for women’s suffrage from the late 19th to early 20th century. The second wave, in the mid 20th century, focused on gender equality in the workplace, the home, and in civil liberties. Both of these movements, while making great strides for women, failed to address deeper compounded layers of oppression and marginalization faced by many women. First and second wave feminism were largely white middle class women’s movements and were often exclusionary of women of color, the LGBTQ+ community, working class women, women with disabilities and so on. The movements kept a narrow scope by focusing on a one dimensional vision of what it means to be a woman assuming common experiences and levels of marginalization based on gender identity. In reality, oppressions experienced by way of gender do not exist in a vacuum but instead intersect with multiple facets of identity. In 1989, lawyer, civil rights activist, and critical race theorist, Kimberlė Crenshaw coined the term “intersectionality” to describe how gender, race, class, and other individual characteristics intersect and augment oppressions. At present, the recognition of intersectionality’s importance in women’s rights has grown into a third wave of feminism that strives to recognize all the forms of oppression that female identifying people face.

Feb 25, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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