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New Mexico Statewide Race Gender Class Data Policy Consortium

What is intersectionality?

Intersectionality is a way of understanding and analyzing complexity in the world, in people, and in human experiences. The events and conditions of social and political life and the self can seldom be understood as shaped by one factor. They are shaped by many factors in diverse and mutually influencing ways. When it comes to social inequality, people’s lives and the organization of power in a given society are better understood as being shaped not by a single axis of social division, be it race or gender or class, but by many axes that work together and influence each other. People use intersectionality as an analytic tool to solve problems that they or others around them face (Collins and Bilge 2016:2).” Collins, P. H., and S. Bilge. 2016. Intersectionality. Malden, MA: Polity Press.

Email: race@unm.edu, or call Dr. Nancy López at 505 277-3101 to confirm when and where a Consortium meeting will take place. We can also arrange for call in number. Our meeting rooms are ADA accessible.

The Consortium usually meets the third Wed. of every odd month except in the summer (May & July) when there are no meetings. Everyone is welcome and there is no need to RSVP. Feel free to bring your own lunch and beverage.

About the Consortium

As the United States -- and the world -- gets more diverse and cultures interact to an unprecedented degree, it's important to have a place where we can study and talk about things like, What is "race", class, and gender, and how do they play out in politics and government policy? How does our ideas about these differences affect our daily realities?

Group photo September 15, 2015

Our Mission

Established July 2014, first in the country, the mission of the New Mexico Statewide Race, Gender Class Data Policy Consortium includes harmonizing data for better serving diverse communities through intersectional knowledge projects or the importance of examining the simultaneity race, gender, class and other social locations within systems of inequality for equity-based policy making and practice.

The Consortium aspires to be a national leader in establishing pathways -- from harmonized data collection, analysis, and reporting to effective policy that addresses the needs of the diverse communities in New Mexico and beyond

For more info email: Dr. Nancy López, nlopez@unm.edu

Cross Cutting Values

Inclusive Leadership: Diversity is our strength
Community Collaboration, Education & Outreach
Attention to Power Dynamics & Commitment to Power Sharing
 Intersectional Justice & Social Responsibility
***Do No Harm***
Transparency
Critical and On-going Self-Implicating Reflexivity
Equity-Based Accountability
Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Creative Works Transdisciplinary Research
Multiple Epistemologies & Methodological Approaches
Intersectional Justice

 

Fall 2019 Intersession Class Available!

Dr. Nancy López will teach a week long course, Soc 430 Intersectionality, Race, Gender, Class for Social Policy

This very relevant class will be offered as a one week only intensive course from December 16-20, 2019, M-F, 9 am-5 pm UNM Main Campus, 3 credits (undergrad/grad CRN 57673 SOC 430-001). This is open to community members as well as currently enrolled students.

For more information email nlopez@unm.edu.

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