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Women's Day at the Capitol - Intersectional Feminism 101

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
9:30am – 2:00pm

Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol

Join us for Women’s Day at the Capitol, the Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women signature event. This year's theme is "Intersectional Feminism 101" and will include a keynote presentation from by Monica Raye Simpson and Reia Chapman of SisterSong.

What is intersectional feminism? “The view that women experience oppression in varying configurations and in varying degrees of intensity. Cultural patterns of oppression are not only interrelated, but are bound together and influenced by the intersectional systems of society. Examples of this include race, gender, class, ability, and ethnicity.” – Kimberlé Crenshaw

Visit for the day's agenda and more information!

Community Outreach will be providing transportation for this event.

Buses will leave promptly at 8:45am and return to campus by 2:45pm. People interested in participating in this FREE civic engagement opportunity need to register by Monday, March 7 at

Sponsored by the Women's Center and Community Outreach.


Kathy Fischer at

Women's Center (primary), Community Outreach, Honors Program, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies

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