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Seattle Human Rights Day with Keynote Speaker Kimberlé Crenshaw

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Town Hall First Hill
Thu., Dec. 10, 7 p.m. 2015


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Ever heard of the word "intersectionality"? Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia, coined the term in the 1980s, initially as a way to describe the failure of antidiscrimination laws, which at the time treated race and gender discrimination differently. Activists, academics, and bloggers have since used the term to guide their thinking about systemic oppression, partially in an effort to avoid trampling one set of people in the process of championing their own causes. In her keynote speech for Town Hall's celebration of Human Rights Day, Crenshaw will discuss her more recent scholarship, as well as the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement. Registration is encouraged but not required. RICH SMITH

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1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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