One of the IDEA Committee's goals is to help spread awareness regarding the interconnectedness between race and disability. This week, we're continuing our tribute to Black History Month by focusing on this interconnectedness, also known as "intersectionality."
“Intersectionality is a metaphor for understanding the ways that multiple forms of inequality or disadvantage sometimes compound themselves, and they create obstacles that are not understood within conventional ways of thinking about anti-racism or feminism or other social justice advocacy structures we have. Intersectionality isn’t so much a grand theory; it’s a prism for understanding certain kinds of problems.” - Kimberlé Crenshaw
For those who work in the behavioral health field, it is important to celebrate the numerous Black people who have made significant contributions to mental health professions in the United States. Black Pioneers in Mental Health
NBC Out honors Black LGBTQ trailblazers of the past and present. From Gladys Bentley to James Baldwin to Marsha P. Johnson, Black LGBTQ Americans have made history with countless contributions to politics, art, medicine and a host of other industries. 16 Queer Black Pioneers who Made History
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