The LGBT Resource Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Women's Center recognize and celebrate the multiple and intersecting identities of our students and educate and empower them to think critically about systems of oppression and engage in social justice work.
The purpose of Intersections events and initiatives is to look at our complex world through multiple dimensions including race, gender, sexual orientation, class status, etc. By examining our various identities, we come to a deeper understanding of how they differently situate people in the economic, political and social world. This analysis also provides opportunities for participants to consider how privilege advantages certain groups of people while disadvantaging others.
These efforts reflect the overlapping missions of our offices to support diversity and inclusion at Grand Valley State University.