I had the pleasure of connecting with folks at New Relic and getting into some sticky issues around intersectionality and liberation with them. My presentation, steeped in the work of many other marginalized folks, took a critical look at Diversity and Inclusion programs by looking at how these programs and policies have their roots in capitalism and systematic oppression. Our use of the critical framework made possible by Professor Crenshaw illuminated what Edward Said refers to as the work of an intellectual, to think critically about how systems fail to address the harm endured by the most vulnerable within our communities.
Folks at New Relic were a delight! They asked that I share a list of resources that will enable them to dig deeper into the analysis. Below are a just a small sample of content folks may find helpful.
Reading material passed out during session:
Content referred to during presentation: