Rev. Irene Monroe to Speak at MCLA on the Intersction of Oppressions


NORTH ADAMS, MASS. - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) has announced that the Rev. Irene Monroe will speak on "Debunking the Notion of a Hierarchy of Oppressions" on Tuesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall room 218 on the MCLA campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

During this discussion, Monroe will looks at the intersection of oppressions by working toward the goal of a participatory and multicultural community. She will examine the intersection of race, gender, class and sexuality, and how they impact identity, identification and community building, especially on college campuses.

Monroe has degrees from Wellesley College, the Union Theological Seminary and Harvard Divinity School. She is a frequent blogger for The Huffington Post on issues pertaining to religion, national politics, and the African American and LGBTQ communities. 

Articles about Monroe have appeared in O, Oprah Magazine. She also is the author of an essay, "Louis Farrakhan's Ministry of Misogyny and Homophobia."

"Debunking the Notion of a Hierarchy of Oppressions" is sponsored by MCLA's BGLAD, as well as the campus' Multicultural Center, Academic Affairs, Diversity Task Force and the Department of Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work.

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