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Intersectionality in the 21st Century: hosted by Women Confronting Racism

  • Baker College of Auburn Hills - Atrium 1500 University Drive Auburn Hills, MI 48326 United States (map)

Intersectionality is the collision of racism, ageism, privilege, class, LGBTQ, and gender identity across economic, political, social and geographic boundaries. At this conference, you will:

  • Learn more about the impact of intersectionality 

  • Share your ideas, interests and vision in a welcoming and safe place 

  • Dialogue about the challenges of intersectionality and possible solutions

The conference is presented by Women Confronting Racism, in partnership with Baker College and Fems for Change.

Our keynote speaker is Siwatu-Salama Ra, a mother and organizer who was born and raised in Detroit. She grew up in the environmental justice movement, and is currently the co-director of East Michigan Environmental Action Council. In addition to her work locally and across the country, Siwatu represented Detroit and the United States at global social justice and climate justice events in France, Turkey, and Senegal. She also led youth organizing and media justice work including the Young Educators Alliance and Detroit Future Youth.  On March 1st, 2018 Siwatu was incarcerated for defending herself, her mother, and daughter. At the time she was six and a half months pregnant was forced to give birth to her beautiful son during her imprisonment. After nearly nine months at Women’s Huron Valley Correctional Facility, Siwatu was released in order to appeal her unjust conviction and reunited with her family. She continues to fight for her freedom as well as well as organize for environmental justice and a world without prisons.

Sign in and breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. The conference begins at 9:00 a.m.

Admission is $25 per person, $15 for students. 

Coffee, tea and water will be provided. You can bring your own lunch, or purchase a box lunch for an additional $10.00 (box lunch option available online through April 30 only). Box lunch includes chips, cookie, fruit/cup, pickle and your choice of:

  • Chicken Caesar in white wrap

  • Chickpea Shwarma in spinach wrap (vegan)

  • Quinoa in sundried tomato wrap (vegan)

  • Ham & Swiss sandwich on wheat bread

Scholarships may also be available, please contact Hilery Cash for more info at 

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