Article on Intersectional Organizing and Cross-Movement Solidarities

Intersectional Organizing and Educational Justice Movements: Strategies for Cross-Movement Solidarities 

Published: March 11, 2021 • By Mark WarrenAndrew KingBianca Ortiz-WythePatricio BelloyJose Zapata CalderonPam Martinez

This article explores intersectional organizing as a strategy to create solidarity across issues, organizations and communities to build a more united educational justice movement. By intersectional organizing, we mean an organizing strategy that centers the experiences and leadership of people who are affected by multiple forms of oppression. Organizers believe that intersectional organizing can support greater cross-movement solidarity especially when combined with other processes, including building deep relationships, developing conscious leadership with shared understandings of systemic oppression through political education, and building trust through demonstrated long-term commitments to solidarity in practice.

Jose Zapata Calderon
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
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