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Intersectionality and its Domino Effects

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There’s no question that we all, at the most basic level, have identities that intersect. These could be race and gender, race and disability, gender and military status...the possibilities are endless and not mutually exclusive. The dissection of intersectionality and its assumptions can be cumbersome if not managed appropriately. In this facilitated session, we will explore how assumptions impact the way in which we interact with others and how the behaviors we exhibit based on assumptions of others can have a domino effect. Our session will include interactive dialogues that will examine unconscious bias, identity bias, and emotional intelligence. Participants will also have an opportunity to self-reflect and determine how their experiences may have cultivated unhealthy and healthy assumptions. This webinar will have ASL interpretation.

Contributors

  • Jesus Remigio

    Jesus Remigio is the Associate Director of Student Accessibility Services at Brown University. Part of what he does is to help oversee the budget, support the Director in managing staff and collaborate with staff in other areas of the department. Jesus' life’s journey has been an interesting one, thus far. Though not always filled with happy times, everything experienced has in some way, shape, or form made him the man that he is today. Although born and raised for some years on the beautiful island known as Dominican Republic, Jesus later moved at the age of seven to Rhode Island. He was born a proud, Deaf Hispanic to an amazing, single Spanish-speaking mother. Jesus' late grandmother was also a major influence in his upbringing and he misses her dearly. She’s still with him today in mind, and often Jesus recalls her encouragement, kindness, and support of his life. She always motivated him to take initiative and be assertive and kind, despite the negativity and prejudice often seen in the world.

  • Juana De Los Santos

    Juana De Los Santos is a native of Dominican Republic who was raised in the boroughs of Providence, Rhode Island. Juana’s career path began with the U.S. Marine Corps where she served for over a decade. During her time in the Marine Corps Juana completed four overseas deployments and served as one of only 37 Equal Opportunity Advisors in the entire Marine Corps. Prior to her honorable discharge, Juana received the prestigious Albany, GA 30 Under Thirty award. Since then she has excelled academically and professionally. Juana currently serves as the Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at Brown University and is inspired to help others become catalysts for change.

October 6, 2021
Wed 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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