Intersectionality: Understanding Identity and Experience in the Workplace
August 30, 2023
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (ET)
Stacy Speedlin Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Practice, Department of Counseling
The University of Texas at San Antonio
The construct of intersectionality notes the premise that human experience is jointly shaped by multiple dimensions such as race, gender, education, or working style. Intersectionality is a theoretical framework wherein consideration of heterogeneity across different intersections of identity dimensions is integral to understanding health, social, and workplace experiences. Individuals cannot be adequately understood through a one-dimensional lens. To understand the worldview and the diverse experience of others, it is imperative to examine how intersectionality shapes and molds individual identity. Participants will: ● Understand the impact of various diversity dimensions and how they shape an individual’s worldview. ● Explore the role of privilege and oppression through an intersectional framework. ● Learn the ADDRESSING Model for conceptualizing human experience including the workplace experience. ● Complete an assessment to better understand intersectionality in the workplace.