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Intersectionality and Disruption


“Intersectionality is more than just adding things up. It's like the dimensions growing as you add the factors of discrimination.” 

June Lorenzo from Trouble the Water - Episode 4 “Intersectionality and Disruption”


“Intersectionality is a wonderful tool to help us embrace the beauty, the dignity, the complexity, the diversity that exists within every single human being. But intersectionality is also a tool that helps us see the unjust systems and the unfair structures, both historic and present that are preventing people from experiencing the wholeness of life.” 

Rev. Dr. William Yoo from Trouble the Water - Episode 4 “Intersectionality and Disruption”


“For the larger set of white Americans who want this country to be something other than what it is now, when it comes to racism, we've all got to learn to be interrupters. You know, sort of take on the liberating work of growing our own identity and development in ways that that becomes normal, that it's normal to challenge racism when we see it.” 

Dr. Jennifer Harvey from Trouble the Water - Episode 4 “Intersectionality and Disruption” 


If I am comfortable and racism is going on, that also means my brothers and sisters of color literally their comfort is being traded, their humanity is being traded, for my desire to stay in a place of comfort. And so, realizing that my willingness to expose tensions that are already in a room that are only being masked by my willingness to be quiet when racism is going on, it's actually part of being in relationship with folks who might not actually be physically in the room; who's very humanity would be threatened if they were in the room because the comfort that we're keeping by not interrupting racism is at their expense.” 

Dr. Jennifer Harvey from Trouble the Water - Episode 4 “Intersectionality and Disruption”

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