Let’s Talk: Intersectional Kosovo

  • About this Talk
  • What is intersectionality? 

    Visualize two roads crossing each other — each represents a social identity that belongs to an individual. These two identities might affect this person negatively or positively in society. Most people probably have more than two identities crossing. All of our identities — race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national group, etc. — affect how we experience the world around us. 

    That is how intersectionality was first defined by American law professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, in a 1989 article. Today, many activists, policymakers and thinkers try to adapt an intersectional inclusive approach. This means that multiple identities are included and recognized in various social and political movements. Activists and policymakers globally are trying to acknowledge these individual experiences and how they influence our society on a practical level. 

    However, there continues to be a great deal of debate on how we address this concept or if we should at all. 

    If we are all individuals, should we negotiate the world through an “identity” or “identities”? Or simply as individuals? Everyone can belong to more than one identity — how does the recognition of multiple identities affect our social and political life?

    For our next participative Let’s Talk discussion, we want to discuss all these questions and more. To get the conversation started we’ve invited:

    1. Blert Morina — Executive Director at CEL Kosovo
    2. Mirishahe Syla — Gender Advisor at SIT — Center for Counseling, Social Services and Research
    3. Rita Selimi —  Program Manager at Center for Social Group Development 
    4. Adelina Tërshani — Activist at Republika KSKS and Project Coordinator at Kosovo Women’s Network. 

    Join us on February 4, 2020, from 17:30, at Hub 2.0.

    This event is implemented through the financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy.

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  • Time:

    5:30 pm


    Hub 2.0