Intersectional Justice: Why LGBTQIA+ and Racial Justice Can’t be Siloed
For many years, we viewed discrimination due to gender, race, economic conditions, different abilities, etc. as individual social justice issues. More recently, we’ve come to see that these aren’t isolated problems but ones that intersect each other. How do we respond? Do we have the “band width” to get involved with more than one justice issue at a time?
For answers to these questions, Minnesota Reconciling Congregations sponsored an evening with Rev. Dana Neuhauser (she/her/hers) on Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. At this virtual gathering, Dana spoke on “Intersectional Justice: Why LGBTQIA+ and Racial Justice Can’t be Siloed”. Our baptismal promises call us to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves. Queer & transphobia and racism are interrelated systems of oppression that require an equally interrelated resistance. This workshop included a reminder of our baptismal promises, a brief overview of histories of harm, and some practical thoughts about advocacy and change moving forward.
Dana is an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church. She has a heart for racial, LGBTQIA+, and environmental justice and seeks to invite and equip others to work for justice in the world as part of faithful living. She is the Minister of Public Witness for New City Church in Minneapolis.
Event recording available here