Students in Equality closely examine the theory of intersectionality, the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect, especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups. Students investigate historical and contemporary case studies to understand why these issues of inequity exist and persist. As a part of this study, students discuss freedom of choice and how too often, the concept of freedom is subjective, and access to choice is not equal. They explore how laws and policies have historically impacted freedom of choice for those that fall into the margins of society and how those decisions continue to impact our world today.
Students visited the Weinberg/Newton Gallery to explore the exhibit, For Those Without Choice, and responded to the question: How do laws and policies impact freedom of choice and perpetuate race, gender, and class inequities? Director of Education, Lisa Lindvay gave a tour of the exhibit which offered a range of personal and political responses to the overturning of Roe vs. Wade