Intersectionality Series

Intersectionality Series

The Intersectionality Series is an engaging new series sponsored by Georgetown’s Athletic Department and Office of Student Equity and Inclusion, including Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, Disability Cultural Center, LGBTQ Resource Center, and Women’s Center. The series seeks to create an ongoing dialogue on campus about intersectionality as an embodied ethos and practice, by amplifying artists, scholars, practitioners, and activists with relevant lived experience and expertise. Throughout the series, we hope to cultivate an inclusive, accessible community invested in collective care and flourishing.

All events are wheelchair accessible and ASL interpreted. Please contact for any accessibility requests. 

Fair Play: How Sports Shape the Gender Debates: A Conversation with Katie Barnes

Tuesday, October 3 at 7 pm, HFSC Social Room

Women’s sports, since their inception, have been seen as a separate class of competition that requires protection and rules for entry. But what are those rules and who gets to make them? In Fair Play, award-winning LGBTQ+ sports journalist Katie Barnes (they/them) traces the evolution of women’s sports as a pastime and a political arena, and looks to the inclusion of trans athletes. Copies of Fair Play will be available for pickup in the Women’s Center, Leavey 327.

Loving Our Own Bones: Disability Wisdom with Julia Watts Belser

Thursday, November 2 at 4:00 pm, Poulton Courtyard (Weather location: Arrupe Multipurpose Room) 

Prof. Julia Watts Belser’s new book, Loving Our Own Bones: Disability Wisdom and the Spiritual Subversiveness of Knowing Ourselves Whole is a transformative spiritual companion and deep dive into disability politics that reimagines disability in the Bible and contemporary culture. Julia Watts Belser is a rabbi, scholar, and spiritual teacher, as well as a longtime activist for disability, LGBTQ, and gender justice. Together we will celebrate this new book with a collaborative creative project and cupcakes. Students, pick up your free copy of the book from the Disability Cultural Center.

Chella Man: Film Screening and Talk Back

Tuesday, January 23 at 6 pm, Lohrfink Auditorium

A New York-based artist, director, and author, Chella Man’s work features the continuums of disability, race, gender, and sexuality. His identity includes being Deaf, trans, Jewish, and Chinese as well as determined, curious, and hopeful. In his most recent short film, The Device That Turned Me Into A Cyborg Was Born The Same Year I Was, Chella navigates the duality of being Deaf and Queer. Join us for a screening of the short film and a talk back with Chella himself.

Lachi: Performance and Workshop 

Tuesday, February 6 at 6 pm, Lohrfink Auditorium

Lachi is a multi-award winning EDM recording artist, writer, host, personality, and Grammys Board DEI Ambassador who’s dedicated her platform and craft to amplifying Disability culture and promoting inclusion. Named a “dedicated foot soldier for disability pride” by Forbes, Lachi has held talks with the White House, the UN, and the Kennedy Center, and has been featured in Essence, Billboard and The New York Times for celebrating intersectionality through art and for her upbeat and unapologetic brand of disability pride. Join us for an evening of performance and dialogue.