Building Allyship: Existing and Acting at the Crossroads: Understanding Intersectionality to be Better Allies
From Sara Hernandez
This session focused on developing an understanding of intersectionality within and beyond the Latina/o/x community and included a talk by Sofia Villenas, Associate Professor of Anthropology followed by a facilitated panel discussion. Latina/o/x identity is often discussed as a cohesive group with similar interests and considerations– However, the Latina/o/x community is a vibrant and diverse group of people from different countries, ethnicities, languages, races, religions, classes, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, citizen status, among other traits. The development of an intersectional lens enables critical allyship and advances social justice by broadening a historically unidimensional framework.
Speaker: Sofia Villenas, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Moderator: Marguerite Pacheco, Ph.D. Student, Biomedical Engineering
Panelist: Angie Torres-Beltran, Ph.D. Student, Government
Panelist: Renny John, MPH '20, Academic Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Panelist: Luis Melecio-Zambrano, Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry