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Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

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Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

    33. And Still We Fight

    33. And Still We Fight

    In this post-inauguration roundtable, Kimberlé and her guests grapple with the events of the past month, and contemplate the crossroads that the country now finds itself in. As we prepare for four years of Democratic leadership, how must we organize ourselves in order to fight for a more just future, rather than merely a return to the past? And what becomes possible when we embrace a political agenda that centers intersectionality as a means for achieving that future?

    With:

    BARBARA ARNWINE - President and Founder, Transformative Justice Coalition
    KIM FOXX - State's Attorney for Cook County, Illinois
    JOIA CREAR-PERRY - Founder and president of the National Birth Equity Collaborative
    KIRSTEN WEST SAVALI - Senior director of content at iONE Digital


    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)
    Produced by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    Edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine and Rebecca Scheckman
    Additional support provided by Myles Olmsted, Nicole Young and the African American Policy Forum
    Music by Blue Dot Sessions
    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 1 hr 10 min
    32. If Hindsight Is 2020, Why Are We Still Not Saved?

    32. If Hindsight Is 2020, Why Are We Still Not Saved?

    In this episode, Kimberlé is joined by a panel of veteran UTB guests to unpack the learnings from a year of pandemic, political revolution, and purported racial reckoning. and to help envision a path forward as our nation reels in the aftermath of a white supremacist insurrection. As the panelists contextualize the events of January 6th through a critical race theory lens, they discuss how a national history of appeasing white supremacist interests and denial of racial terror have laid the groundwork for our present reality. Furthermore, they explore what the new Biden administration must consider in order to truly address white supremacist terror at its root.

    With:

    CAROL ANDERSON - Professor of African American Studies, Emory; Author, White Rage

    DAVID BLIGHT - Professor, Yale University; Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
    ANOA CHANGA - Electoral justice reporter and organizer; Host of “The Way with Anoa”
    JOE LOWNDES - Professor, University of Oregon; Co-author of Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity


    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)

    Produced by Julia Sharpe-Levine

    Edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine and Rebecca Scheckman

    Additional support provided by Myles Olmsted, Nicole Young and the African American Policy Forum

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 1 hr 6 min
    31. #TruthBeTold: The Destructiveness of Trump's Equity Gag Order & What Biden Must Do Now

    31. #TruthBeTold: The Destructiveness of Trump's Equity Gag Order & What Biden Must Do Now

    In this episode, Kimberlé is joined by a panel of scholars and civil rights leaders to explore the impact of the Trump administration’s “Equity Gag Order,” and the president’s crusade against racial justice and gender equity. The conversation includes insights from leaders of the National Fair Housing Alliance and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund about how the Equity Gag Order’s list of “prohibited concepts” has impaired their work, as well as a discussion of the importance of narrative and storytelling and how the Trump administration has engaged in historical revisionism in their attacks on racial. As the panelists explore how we can fight back against the Equity Gag Order and how to pressure the Biden administration to rescind it on day one, they also place the order in historical context as part of a long tradition of state repression of civil rights movements.

    With:

    CAROL ANDERSON - Professor of African American Studies, Emory; Author, White Rage

    RACHEL GODSIL - Professor of Law, Rutgers; Co-Founder, Perception Institute
    LAURA GOMEZ - Endowed Chair at UCLA Law; Professor in Sociology, Chicana & Chicano studies

    CHARLES R. LAWRENCE III - Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law; Critical Race Theory pioneer

    JANAI NELSON - Associate Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF)
    
LISA RICE - President and CEO, National Fair Housing Alliance

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)

    Produced by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    
Edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine and Rebecca Scheckman

    Additional support provided by the African American Policy Forum

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 1 hr 13 min
    30. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

    30. Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

    After perhaps the most important election of our lifetimes, the real work begins. On this episode, Kimberlé sits down with a brilliant group of political thinkers and leaders to analyze the 2020 election and the challenges that remain. The discussion includes insights as to how local organizers turned Georgia blue for the first time in a generation, what strategies progressives might employ to keep pressure on President-elect Biden, and why in 2020, President Trump appears to have made electoral inroads with every demographic but white men. The panelists also discuss Kamala Harris’ historic ascension to the nation's second highest office, despite facing unparalleled levels of misogynoir.

    With:
    ALICIA GARZA - Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter; Principal, Black Futures Lab
    EDDIE GLAUDE JR. - Professor, Princeton; Author of Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
    JANINE JACKSON - Program Director, FAIR; Producer/Host of CounterSpin

    REP BARBARA LEE - U.S. Representative for California's 13th congressional district
    KATE MANNE - Professor, Cornell; Author of Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny
    VIET THANH NGUYEN - Professor, USC; Pulitzer Prize author, The Sympathizer
    KIRSTEN WEST SAVALI - Executive Producer, Essence Magazine
    EMERY WRIGHT - Co-director, Project South; Organizer and political educator

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)
    Produced by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    Edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine and Rebecca Scheckman
    Additional support provided by the African American Policy Forum
    Music by Blue Dot Sessions
    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 1 hr 13 min
    29. Black Men For Trump?: The Overdue Conversation on Patriarchy & Misogynoir in Black Politics

    29. Black Men For Trump?: The Overdue Conversation on Patriarchy & Misogynoir in Black Politics

    In this “barbershop edition” of Intersectionality Matters, which was recorded live on October 28th, Kimberlé is joined by a panel of activists, scholars, and writers to discuss, patriarchy, misogynoir, and why a small but meaningful minority of Black men, including prominent celebrities like 50 Cent and Ice Cube, are choosing to support President Trump this election. Led by AAPF Co-Founder Luke Charles Harris, this roundtable conversation explores what genuine self-love looks like for Black men, the relationship between racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia in the Black community, and how we can imagine different, more empowering futures for ourselves and our communities.

    With:

    WADE DAVIS - Former player and first LGBT inclusion consultant at the NFL
    LUKE CHARLES HARRIS - Co-founder, African American Policy Forum; Associate Professor, Vassar College
    KIESE LAYMON - Author of Heavy and Long Division; Professor, the University of Mississippi

    MARLON PETERSON - Host of DEcarcerated Podcast; Author of Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist’s Freedom Song (upcoming)
    ALVIN STARKS - Director of the Equality Team, Open Society Foundations

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)

    Produced by Julia Sharpe-Levine
    Edited by Asal Ehsanipour, Rebecca Scheckman, and Julia Sharpe-Levine

    Additional support provided by the African American Policy Forum

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 1 hr 5 min
    28. Having Our Say: Black Women Respond to the Vice Presidential Debate

    28. Having Our Say: Black Women Respond to the Vice Presidential Debate

    On this Black Girl Roundtable, Kimberlé is joined by Rep. Barbara Lee, Alicia Garza, Kirsten West Savali, and Barbara Arnwine for a dynamic conversation about the Vice Presidential debate, vote suppression, Trump's increased popularity with men of color, and the gentrification of the Democratic Party.

    With:
    BARBARA ARNWINE - President and Founder, Transformative Justice Coalition

    ALICIA GARZA - Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter; Principal, Black Futures Lab
    
REP BARBARA LEE - U.S. Representative for California's 13th congressional district

    KIRSTEN WEST SAVALI - Executive Producer, Essence Magazine

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)

    Produced and edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine

    Additional support provided by Rebecca Scheckman, Andrew Sun, Darci Crager, and the African American Policy Forum

    Music by Blue Dot Sessions

    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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561 Ratings

561 Ratings

galen cb ,

Incredibly well-done!

Kimberlé is an amazing host and facilitator and always brings together talented, smart people to have invaluable conversations. I have learned so so much from listening to these.

Tlex ,

SOOOO NECESSARY!!!

The Netflix doc Amend brought me here and thank GOD I’ve subscribed— Kiese Laymon... I recently bought his book but I’ve been sitting on it, wow; what brilliance, that young man!! Anyhoo, I’m going to go BACK TO THE BEGINNING OF THIS SHOW AND REVEL!!! Thank you Mrs. Kim, you floor me!!!

Clariel ,

Inspiring and educational

I learn so much from this podcast! Every episode I leave with a list of books I was to read and public figures I need to follow.

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