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Intersectionality: Seeing People Whole

April 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Each person is the totality of the many social characteristics that make them who they are.


Do we see this complexity?  Do we appreciate it?  How do a person’s multiple social descriptors relate to each other – both for the individual and for the individual as part of a community?  How can a group be stronger by recognizing the compound social features that each person brings to the circle?


Intersectionality is a framework for understanding the multipart, interconnected, and cumulative nature of social categories such as race, age, class, sexual orientation, ethnicity, ability, culture, gender, and gender identity as they apply to individuals and groups.  Intersectionality provides a wholistic and more accurate way to see individuals and the social systems in which we live.  In turn, it also helps us see how privilege and discrimination function in everyday life.


Intersectionality offers our congregation a way to embrace people’s complexity as we seek to live out our Inclusion Statement and be “A House of Worship For All People.”


Join us for a conversation about intersectionality, led by Lizzy Appleby, LCSW, Pride/Share director at Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook, and head of air & water work.  Lizzy has previously facilitated helpful conversations at WCC on LGBTQ+ identities.


Here’s a diagram we will explore on Thursday. Click here to obtain a good-quality image of the diagram.



Or call in: (312) 626-6799, meeting ID: 881 8812 8626,


Questions: Rev. Jeffrey Phillips, (847) 636-6111


April 15, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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