Monday, February 28, 12:00pm – 1:30PM EST
The term, “intersectionality”, was originally coined in 1989, by Professor Kimberle Crenshaw, to depict how race, class, gender, and other individual characteristics “intersect” with one another and overlap, to create different forms of discrimination. For youth and young adults navigating the difficult journey to adulthood, intersectionality adds one more layer of complexity. Despite social identity being a core part of adult development, there has been little exploration in the health care transition literature about intersectionality and its impact on successful movement to adult based health systems. Youth and young adults in society today face numerous inequities and are challenged with multiple forms of discrimination such as racism, sexism, classism, and ableism, to name a few. It is critical that we consider the cumulative impact of these different categories and also recognize that they may give rise to unique multidimensional states of oppression and disparities. This session will introduce participants to the concept of intersectionality and explore our role in partnering with patients and families as they navigate these multiple layers of discrimination. We will use self-reflection activities, case examples and video scenarios to explore these concepts as a group.
Presenters: the Jacksonville Health and Transition Services (JaxHATS) Team
Dr. Rita Nathawad MD
Chanda Jones, MSW(c)
Jasmine Brown, MS
Lindsey Hollingsworth, PA-C
Solanica James, LPN Rashell Lewis, LPN