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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.

Intersectionality Matters‪!‬ African American Policy Forum

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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.

    58. A moment with CJ Hunt

    58. A moment with CJ Hunt

    Join host Kimberlé Crenshaw behind the scenes at the African American Policy Forum in this series of brief, intimate conversations on intersectionality and how we can use it to interpret and navigate our multiracial democracy.
    This episode features comedian and Emmy-nominated director CJ Hunt (http://gocjhunt.com/).
    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)
    Produced by Sr. Producer Nicole Edwards
    Mixing by Sean Dunnam
    Episode art by Ashley Julien
    Music by Blue Dot Sessions
    Follow us on Instagram and (Twitter), or via aapf.org

    • 15 min
    57. Never Too Much: The Untold Story of Luther Vandross

    57. Never Too Much: The Untold Story of Luther Vandross

    Guest Dawn Porter, director of Luther: Never Too Much, joins host Kimberlé Crenshaw to discuss a new Luther Vandross biopic. They explore Luther's unmatched artistry, the intersections of the pop star's lived experience that stopped him from receiving the accolades he rightfully deserved, and his legacy as the soundtrack to so many lives.

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)
    Guest Dawn Porter (@dawnporter)
    Produced by Sr. Producer Nicole Edwards
    Mixing by Sean Dunnam
    Support provided by Sana Hashmi, Jocelyn Walker, and the team at the African American Policy Forum
    Episode art by Ashley Julien
    Music by Blue Dot Sessions
    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters (Twitter), @IMKC_podcast (Instagram), and aapf.org

    • 50 min
    56. The Revolutionary Act of Self Care

    56. The Revolutionary Act of Self Care

    Guest host Shermena M. Nelson is joined by Huru founder Imani Joye Samuels to discuss the life-saving importance of rest for Black women. They also unpack strategies for creating a sustainable, effective self care practice.

    Shermena, Imani, and other wellness practitioners will host an evening dedicated to Black women's self care calledYou Carry the Dream: Reclaiming Rest and Resilience on March 28th during this year's Her Dream Deferred week. Join in person in NYC, or host a watch party and livestream the event from your area. Find out more here.
    Featuring Shermena M Nelson
    Imani Joye Samuels
    Executive produced by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)
    Produced by Sr Producer Nicole Edwards
    Mixing by Sean Dunnam
    Associate Production by Sana Hashmi
    Art by Ashley Julien
    Support provided by Jocelyn Walker, Kristin Penner and the team at African American Policy Forum
    Music by Blue Dot Sessions
    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters (Twitter), @IMKC_podcast (Instagram)

    • 59 min
    55. Who gets to be a hero in the story of America?

    55. Who gets to be a hero in the story of America?

    Join Kimberlé Crenshaw and the African American Policy Forum at Sundance Film Festival on January 19th, 2024 at 8 pm MT for The Story of Us (Part 4), live at The Park in Park City, Utah. Register for your free pass here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-story-of-us-surviving-the-war-on-woke-black-storytelling-tickets-793686827667


    In this episode, host Kimberlé Crenshaw and African American Policy Forum present the Story of Us (Part 3) panel, recorded live from the Sundance Film Festival in 2023.
    As we think about the future of democracy, this instalment of Sundance's "Big Conversation" series builds on the previous two iterations of Kimberlé W. Crenshaw’s The Story of Us, and explores how cinematic storytelling has long been, and continues to be, critical to shaping the contours of democratic inclusion. Who gets to be a hero or a villain in popular depictions of American life? Who gets written out of the story altogether? And how do Hollywood portrayals influence the amount political power that various demographics of Americans hold in real life?

    Featuring W Kamau Bell, the 2023 Sundance Vanguard Award winner, comic, and television host
    Holly Cook Macarro, Tribal Advocate & Political Strategist
    Jason Stanley, author and Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University
    Roger Ross Williams, Academy Award-winning Director, Writer, and Producer

    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks)
    Produced by Sr Producer Nicole Edwards
    Mixing by Sean Dunnam
    Support provided by the African American Policy Forum
    Music by Blue Dot Sessions
    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters (X), @IMKC_podcast (Instagram)

    • 52 min
    54. #SayHerName: the Art of Bearing Witness on the Page and Stage

    54. #SayHerName: the Art of Bearing Witness on the Page and Stage

    This episode highlights a new milestone for the #SayHerName campaign: a new book, entitled #SayHerName: Black Women’s Stories of Police Violence and Public Silence. 
    Co-authored by podcast host Kimberlé Crenshaw and the team at the African American Policy Forum, this book helps readers better understand Black women's susceptibility to police brutality and state-sanctioned violence. It explains —through Black feminist storytelling and ritual — how we can effectively mobilize various communities and empower them to advocate for racial justice for Black women, girls, and femmes.
    In this podcast episode, you'll hear incredible performances from actors at each of our #SayHerName book tour stops in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Baltimore. You'll also hear from members from the #SayHerName Mothers Network, a sisterhood of women who have lost other women, girls and femmes in their family to police violence.
    You'll also hear from Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, Dr. Dorothy Roberts, and Kali Holloway, each of whom served as cohosts at book tour stops in their respective cities. They reflected with Dr. Crenshaw on the power of the tour, the calls to action from the book, and the urgency of the lessons the book contains.
    Centering Black women’s experiences in police and gender violence discourses sends the powerful message that, in fact, all #BlackLivesMatter, and that the police cannot kill without consequence. Supporting AAPF ensures that this important research and testimony continues to inspire change.
    To purchase your copy, click here. To learn more about the #SayHerName campaign and to register for the 9th annual ceremony of ritual and remembrance happening live in NYC on Dec 14th, go to https://www.aapf.org/sayhername
    Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks), with Dorothy Roberts @DorothyERoberts, Kaye Wise Whitehead @kayewhitehead, and Kali Holloway @kalihollowayftw.
    Produced by Nicole Edwards and the team at the African American Policy Forum.
    Mixing by Sean Dunnam
    Music by Blue Dot Sessions
    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 1 hr 5 min
    53. All My Heroes Were Stolen From Me

    53. All My Heroes Were Stolen From Me

    To kick off Banned Book Week, host Kimberlé Crenshaw (@sandylocks) is joined by award-winning author George Johnson (@IamGMJohnson). They talk about the book bans that are sweeping the US, and George's new reality as one of the most banned Black authors in America. They also discuss the triumph of George's memoir, All Boys Aren't Blue, and unpack why George's work is needed now more than ever.
    Join AAPF for the second year of the Books Unbanned Tour, kicking off at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Oct 1st. Register for the panel discussion and free afterparty here: http://bit.ly/BKBF23
    Learn more about how you can help preserve our freedom to learn here: www.freedomtolearn.net
    Produced by Nicole Edwards and the team at the African American Policy Forum.
    Mixing by Sean Dunnam
    Music by Blue Dot Sessions
    Follow us at @intersectionalitymatters, @IMKC_podcast

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
749 Ratings

749 Ratings

Nick555678531 ,

Teach!

Thank you for always teaching, helping us all with our critical thinking, and helping us understand all the complexities that we all live with and within. Your voice matters, you light the darkness Professor Crenshaw!

heyGirlhey86 ,

If I could only reply to others reviews

At _2020Unties_if that’s even right but I always check out reviews to get a pulse on what a podcast is so I can listen an make my own decisions…but I haven’t even heard this one yet an was blown away by the complaint that this podcast only talks on black people and black and white issues and how it’s disappointing that it doesn’t represent the country….welp did you see the title an the description of this podcast before you listened or made that wild statement???
Reading is fundamental…

S. Fuht ,

Always informative.

I always learn a lot.

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