Did you miss our webinar on July 13, 2022?
Intersecting identities is the concept that an individual’s identity consists of multiple, intersecting factors. This term was first coined in 1989 by Kimberlé Crenshaw, a law professor and social theorist, civil rights activist, and a leading scholar of critical race theory. Since then, intersectionality is considered crucial to social equity work. It is a framework for conceptualizing a person, group of people, or social problem as affected by several factors. Intersectional identity theory asserts that people are often disadvantaged or privileged by multiple sources. It considers people’s overlapping identities and experiences to understand the complexity of prejudices and privileges they face.
This webinar will focus on intersectional identities of individuals living with disabilities, in particular parents living with cognitive disabilities, and consider how our many overlapping identities can shape our world. It will discuss ableism, intersectional identities, self-advocacy, and JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) information and ask the audience to consider how the many overlapping identities of a person or group of people do not exist independently of one another, but in fact, work together to shape each person’s identity.
Presented by Dr. Julie Clockston.
Dr. Julie Clockston, LCSW, president of NASW Colorado, serves on the education and executive committees and serves as an NASW Delegate. She is the founder of Julie Clockston Counseling LLC DBA Therapy Rocks, Redwood Coaching and Consulting LLC., and Co-founder of SOAR Colorado LLC, an agency for individuals diagnosed with developmental/ intellectual disabilities. Dr. Clockston is the mother of four and considers them her greatest gifts in life. She has worked with individuals living with cognitive difficulties for 26 years. She is a full-time Assistant Professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and part-time at Smith College in Northampton, MA. In addition, she is an off-site field instructor for BSSW and MSW students at Arizona State University (ASU), University of Denver (DU), and Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), where she is also an alumna. At MSU Denver, she works on the social work department’s DEI committee as a BSSW and BIPOC Student Support Liaison. She also facilitates BIPOC faculty and staff space and a Pedagogy and Diversity Faculty and Staff space. She is the MSU Denver staff senate DEI consultant and a member of The Colorado Child Welfare Scholars Consortium as the BSSW Faculty Representative. She is currently working on several scholarly peer-reviewed presentations, journal articles, co-authoring an academic text, and developing a disabilities curriculum.