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Intersectionality/Power

This section is focused on the concepts of Intersectionality & Power, navigable by level of proficiency:

  • Beginner: "Demonstrate the vocabulary necessary to engage in diversity and social justice conversations."
  • Intermediate: "Identify and articulate one’s own positionality in relation to social systems and structures."
  • Advanced: "Apply the multiple relationships between intersectionality and power with an eye towards producing equitable change."

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Intersectionality Resources

From Domains/Dimensions Related to Diversity:

Students will investigate the different dimensions of identity, and be able to understand and apply key DSJ terms/language through diverse perspectives. Students will be able to understand the vocabulary necessary to engage in diversity and social justice conversations in a thoughtful and productive manner. In addition, students will consider how it can be linked in concrete manifestations to diversity, equity and inclusion.

From Domains/Dimensions Related to Diversity:

Students will be able to analyze how culture and diversity are connected to structured inequalities, disproportionate power relations, systematic and social oppressions, and privilege, in both their contemporary and historical expressions. Students will also be able to describe how intersectionality shapes one’s perceptions, understanding, and actions in interaction with others.  

From Domains/Dimensions Related to Diversity:

Students will be able to apply concepts of intersectionality and power to multiple social contexts through perspective-taking exercise, reflection, and analysis. In addition, students will be able to critique differences in power and/or positionality using multiple aspects of identity as needed to respond to complex social situations.and how these perceptions are perpetuated historically.