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Intersectional responses for the LGBTI+ community facing COVID-19

Intersectional responses for the LGBTI+ community facing COVID-19

The idea that the axes of inequality operate in parallel has many limitations, both for understanding social reality with complexity and for intervening from public policy. The intersectional perspective gives us tools to think with more complexity about how the different axes of inequality are crossed and what specific vulnerabilities, needs or discriminations result from those crossings.

The crisis generated by the COVID-19 outbreak is pushing cities to provide immediate responses to an emergency that threatens not only the health of citizens but also social cohesion, economy and infrastructures.

Contents
  • The concept of intersectionality 
  • How to apply the intersectional perspective in local social policies
  • Concrete experiences of incorporating the intersectional perspective in the response to the social crisis generated by the COVID-19 
  • Opportunities and limitations for incorporating this perspective
  • Recommendations to apply intersectionality in metropolitan policies focused on responses to the COVID-19 crisis
Who should attend
  • people working in local government (in both technical and political positions)
  • students and researchers 
  • activists or people interested in knowing how to counteract inequalities
Speakers
  • Gerard Coll Planas, Director of the Centre d'Estudis Interdisciplinaris de Gènere, Universitat de Vic and Universitat Central de Catalunya
  • Meritxell Saez, Department of Feminisms and LGTBI, Barcelona City Council
  • Martín Clapié, Director of the Sexual Diversity Office, Municipality of Rosario
  • Sabrina Crespo, LGBTI+ Representative, Sexual Diversity Office, Municipality of Rosario
  • Pamela Malewicz, Undersecretary of Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism, Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
  • Geraldina González de la Vega, President of COPRED, Mexico City
  • David Alonzo, Director of the Sexual Diversity Office, Bogotá City Hall
  • Luz Ángela Álvarez, Secretariat of Social Inclusion, Family and Human Rights, Medellín City Hall
  • Andrés Scagliola, Executive Coordinator of the Secretariat for Diversity, Montevideo City Hall
Location
Online
Session date
  • "the democratisation of the COVID-19 is highly questionable”
    Maritxell Sàez
  • “the effects of the disease have been precisely intersectional”
    Geraldina González de la Vega
  • “In Bogota, violence against LGBTI+ children has increased in this period”
    David Alonzo