Intersectionality & the Complexity of Our Beautiful Skin

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April 21, 2021

Intersectionality & the Complexity of Our Beautiful Skin: The Journey of Becoming Black Latinx in the U.S.A.

Please join us for a three-part Progreso Latino Leadership Series that will be facilitated by Ingrid M. Canady, Executive Director; and Nitza Diaz, Consultant State Education Resource Center of Connecticut (SERC).

Developing a racially conscious, vigilant state of mind demands understanding our own identity’s intersectionality with all dimensions of equity. During three interactive sessions, leaders will explore critical social justice concepts. These concepts will set the foundation to engage in a thoughtful exploration of structural and systemic practices that perpetuate prejudice and injustice. The concept of otherness will be explored as a way to intentionally interrupt and critically interrogate how discrimination and injustice find their way in our culture and traditions, and manage to impact our identities.

Together, we will explore how society serves to normalize and replicate injustice through images and ideas. Leaders will explicitly exchange perspectives about the cumulative impact of institutionalized practices that perpetuate the devastating effects of racism, exclusion and prejudice in our children and our communities.

Each session is independent of the other; please register for one or all below.

Session 1 -  A Conversation About Race: The Leaders’ Perspective
February 17, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Session 2 - The Power of Intersectionality: The Beauty Within
March 17, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Session 3 - The Vigilant Mindset: Interrupting the Status Quo
April 21, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.