The faces of intersectional feminism
PHOENIX – Feminists from around the Valley traveled to Arizona State University’s downtown campus Wednesday to honor civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez, who spoke about her contribution in the 1947 Mendez v. Westminster case that ended segregation in California.
A feminist herself, Mendez supports education, leadership, equality and empowerment for all women. But not all women have the same experience; understanding and supporting women with overlapping identities including race, class and sexual orientation is known as intersectional feminism.
These are the women who came to hear Mendez speak; these are the faces of intersectional feminism.
In this country we’re all equal, we all deserve to be treated equally. That’s why I appreciate all genders, I appreciate all cultures, everybody. So I’m just a liberal, I guess for everybody, no matter who they are. Unless you go out to conferences and lectures, that’s when you find out all the things that are going on in this world.