October 30, 2019
KSUnite breakout sessions on intersectionality
Submitted by KSUnite Planning Team
According to "Diversity's Promise for Higher Education" by Daryl Smith, originally published in 2009, "A significant number of campuses now have diversity requirements as core to the institution’s educational mission. Religion, race, gender and class to mention just a few identities, intersect in profoundly important ways and touch on societal issues that are pressing campuses to continue the intellectual transformation of the academy."
As part KSUnite: Moving Forward Together on Wednesday, Nov. 6, two breakout sessions will focus on intersectionality.
- "Challenging Gender Expectations: Understanding the Intersections of Gender, Race, Sexuality, Ability and Colonialism at K-State," presented by Harlan Weaver associate professor, and Rachel Levitt
assistant professor, both in the gender, women, and sexuality studies department; and Sam Sharpe
doctoral candidate and graduate teaching assistant, Division of Biology.
- "Poetry is Not a Luxury: Authors as Activists, Writing as Resistance," presented by Tanya González, professor, Katherine Karlin, associate professor, Anuja Madan, assistant professor, Tosha Sampson-Choma, assistant professor, and Lisa Tatonetti, professor, all from the English department.
For more information regarding KSUnite, including detailed schedule, speaker biographies and FAQs, visit ksu.edu/KSUnite.