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Feminist Intersectionality Animation

Gillian Goerz, Aaron Dawson, CRIAW-ICREF

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This new animation gives a visual introduction to the concept of feminist intersectionality. An important resource for organizations, activists, educators, and students alike, this animation will help you to better understand intersectional inequality, and then take smarter action to address it.

Feminist intersectionality situates women’s experiences of inequality in a broad web of power relations, rooted in systems of power such as racism, classism, ableism, and heterosexism. Intersectionality provides a framework to analyze the profound inequalities embedded in our systems and structures, which many women face in multiple and intersecting forms at the same time.

The Combahee River Collective, Claudia Jones, Patricia Monture-Angus, and Kimberlé Crenshaw (who coined the term intersectionality) are among the many racialized women who have explored and described the complexity and the interconnections of women facing multiple forms of discrimination and inequality in their work and activism. To learn more about the history behind the concept of intersectionality and what it means in theory and in practice, please read CRIAW-ICREF’s Feminist Intersectionality Primer.

CRIAW-ICREF’s tools on feminist intersectionality are framed by the existing work of racialized women and the many discussions held with women’s organizations across the country during CRIAW-ICREF’s “Building Capacity for Intersectional Advocacy on Women’s Issues” project.

This animation was created in 2021 by Gillian Goerz (creative direction, design, storyboards and artwork) and animated by Aaron Dawson. Phoenix Pagliacci is the voice over actor. The animation is based on CRIAW-ICREF’s Feminist Intersectionality Primer.

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This project has been funded through Women and Gender Equality Canada’s (WAGE) Women’s Program.

CRIAW-ICREF would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) – Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique (SCFP) for funding the translation of the Feminist Intersectionality Animation from English to French.