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Lecture: Inter-section[ality]-Dissecting for Understanding?

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center; Student Union 403

The Out to Lunch Gender, Sexuality, and Community is a weekly academic lecture and discussion series with guest scholars and community activists from various disciplines examining a variety of topics related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality. Each semester offers a broad sampling of the areas.

Today's lecture is entitled, “‘Inter-section[ality]’ – Dissecting for Understanding?” and will be presented by Graciela Quiñones-Rodríguez.

This seminar is intended to take a look at and discuss some perspectives regarding “intersectionality” as a framework approach to understanding complex and intertwined experiences of social differences [and similarities?]. The main goal is to foster critical thinking and discussion about its applications, use and usefulness.

Graciela Quiñones-Rodríguez, LCSW, is a UConn graduate from the School of Social Work. She attended the University of Puerto Rico for undergraduate studies in social work. She has lived in Connecticut for the past 30 years and worked in numerous social work settings in clinical practice. She worked for DCF in community and residential settings. She worked as an independent consultant facilitating diversity workshops for DCF and the Juvenile Justice System. She was a mental health consultant for program development at the Institute for Community Research. She has facilitated crisis intervention trainings for several Sexual Assault Crisis programs throughout Connecticut. She has performed as senior psychotherapist in hospital and community outpatient settings in Meriden, Middletown and Hartford. She has presented at the Child Welfare League of America and performs as adjunct faculty at Capitol Community College and UConn’s School of Social Work. Most of her direct practice has been with minority and underserved populations in individual, family and group interventions, ranging from children to the elderly. She has worked with individuals afflicted by chronic mental illness, HIV/AIDS and a multiplicity of interpersonal and adaptation issues. She has also performed in the capacity of program coordinator, supervisor and field advisor for graduate level social work students. She is currently employed as a psychiatric social worker with UConn at the Storrs campus in Counseling & Mental Health.


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