Intersectional Approaches to Race and Otherness in the Light of Black Lives Matter
Presented by Dr Dwight Turner
2020 will probably go down as the most tumultuous year in most of our lifetimes. From, the global pandemic, Covid-19 and the lockdowns and deaths that have followed, to the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent protests against racism and abuse around the world, the impact of the past several months upon clients and practitioners has led us all to question our intersecting identities. In my mind, it is no coincidence that race, racism and civil rights have risen to the forefront of our professions as psychologists and psychotherapists, and in particular the specific focus upon White Supremacy and its weekly, hourly, minute by minute impact upon and within the racial other.
This presentation, considers the role damaging unconscious White Supremacy plays within our organisations, whilst offering examples of the power brought to bear in training organisations when they not only consider whiteness but also adopt a more intersectional approach as an integral aspect of their trainings.