Presented by SIPA Students of Color (SSOC), the 2021 Intersectionality Conference is a series of conversations, panels, and workshops that address the role that overlapping social identities—including race, gender, class, immigration status, and sexual orientation—play in social, economic, and political inequities, and highlights the critical need for intersectional analyses in public policy formulation and implementation.

This year, in particular, the conference comes at an inflection point for the United States and the world; the United States’ political climate, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the effects of COVID-19 have created a disastrous medley and an opportunity for change. Nonetheless, we are heartened to witness unprecedented solidarity take shape. Thus the theme of the conference will be Alliance. As multinational and multi-ethnic policy students—and more so, citizens of the world—we must recognize the need to be better equipped to build coalitions for the betterment of civil society.


Tuesday, January 26
Start End Event
1:00pm 2:00pm Diversity Dialogue with Professor Yumiko Shimabukuro
6:00pm 8:00pm Coded Bias: Film Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, January 27
1:00pm 2:00pm The Faces of Colorism Across the World
6:00pm 7:00pm Yoga Sessions
Thursday, January 28
12:30pm 2:00pm Anti-Racism Workshop with The Kinswomen
4:00pm 5:00pm Intersections in Activism
6:00pm 7:30pm POC Healing Circle with Melanie Pagán and Errold Jones 
Friday, January 29
11:00am 12:00pm Navigating LGBTQ+ Identities in the Global World
3:00pm 4:00pm Keynote Speaker: DeRay McKesson