9. Under the Blacklight: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that COVID Lays Bare
The past several weeks have prompted unprecedented levels of turmoil and unpredictability due to rising alarm over COVID-19. While American society has taken precautionary measures to counter the spread of the virus, those most vulnerable to societal neglect remain most impacted. Coronavirus did not create the stark social, financial, and political inequalities that define life for so many Americans, but it has made them more strikingly visible than any moment in recent history. Unfortunately, some of the intersectional dimensions of these structural disparities remain undetected and unreported.
On Wednesday March 25th, Intersectionality Matters teamed up with the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) to premiere a new virtual conversation series entitled “Under the Blacklight: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities that COVID Lays Bare”. On this episode, you’ll hear a condensed version of that conversation, which featured six incredible speakers and drew an audience of 1,300 people over Zoom.
In the coming weeks, we'll continue hosting live events that bring together artists, activists, thought leaders, scholars, service-providers and others on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. Each Wednesday we’ll bring you a virtual conversation over Zoom, which will be released as an episode of Intersectionality Matters! the following week.
Eve Ensler — Tony award winning playwright, performer and activist; Founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising
Laura Flanders — Author and broadcaster; Founder of GRITtv and host of the Laura Flanders Show
Eddie S. Glaude Jr. — Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University
Ai-jen Poo — Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Dorothy Roberts — Professor of Law and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Alvin Starks — Director, Equality Team, Open Society Foundations
Music by Blue Dot Sessions
Produced and Edited by Julia Sharpe-Levine
Additional support provided by Andrew Sun, Emmett O’Malley, Michael Kramer, Alanna Kane, Janeen Irving
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