Intersect: an intersectional discussion group

Intersect: an intersectional discussion group

Intersectionality is an analytical framework for understanding how aspects of a person's social and political identities combine to create different modes of discrimination and privilegeIt is important that as a union, we take into account the intersections of class, poverty, disability, LGBTQIA, geography, literacy, access to education, and social capital when considering access to union learning and support.

This discussion group has been developed by the union’s Intersectional Sub-group out of a desire to create a space to discuss equalities issues specifically in relation to our own working practices as artists and members of the union.

For the first session on 29th March 2021, Executive Committee member Helen de Main selected 'The Tyranny of Structurelessness' by Jo Freeman, which can also be downloaded as a PDF here. 

Each session we will look at material together - texts, films, podcasts etc, as a way of opening up conversation about how we can question, challenge and shift our working practices to adopt more inclusive approaches. The group is for all our members, and will take place bi monthly and material for the sessions will be selected together by the group.

The union has established an Intersectional Sub-group made up of staff, members and Executive Committee members. The group is working together on an Intersectional Inclusion Strategy which is steered and overseen the subgroup. The group will work on collating information, resources and support as well as identifying training for members and executive members in racial discrimination, bias and privilege in order to adopt a union- wide, intersectional approach to solidarity.

If you'd like to find out more about our next meeting then email [email protected] 


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