"Reach Everyone on the Planet…" Kimberlé Crenshaw and Intersectionality

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Thirty years ago, the American lawyer Kimberlé Crenshaw developed the concept of intersectionality. She criticized the US anti-discrimination law. Meanwhile, intersectionality is a theoretical and political concept of justice, through which interwoven systems of rule such as racism, capitalism and patriarchy as well as their various forms of discrimination become clear.

With the publication, "Reach Everyone on the Planet ...,"the Gunda Werner Institute and the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ) wants to honor Kimberlé Crenshaw and to illustrate the importance of the intersectional approach through a variety of contributions.

With this book, the Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy in the Heinrich Böll Foundation continues a series of honors from feminist thinkers and activists.

“If we can’t see a problem, we can’t fix the problem.”
Kimberlé Crenshaw

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Introduction and foreword

Why intersectionality can’t wait
By Kimberlé Crenshaw

Intersectionality is a concept that has never been a concept in my life
By Mîran Newroz Çelik

Kimberlé Crenshaw’s influence on my thinking with regard to transformative justice
By Maisha-Maureen Auma

Ableism and intersectionality
By Elena Chamorro

Intersectionality—a weighty concept with history
By Sabine Hark

Racial capitalism: hierarchies of belonging
By Fatima El-Tayeb

Imagining community: Kimberlé Crenshaw and queer/trans of color politics
By Jin Haritaworn

Where are the Black female professors in Europe?
By Iyiola Solanke

A flight of butterflies
By Emilia Roig

A reflection: on migration, difference and living a feminist life
By Clementine Ewokolo Burnley

Kimberlé Crenshaw at the German Federal Constitutional Court: religion at the crossroads between race and gender
By Nahed Samour

What’s in a word? 
By Amandine Gay

Kimberlé Crenshaw’s influence on my pedagogical action
By Katja Kinder

Can we get a witness?
By Julia Phillips

The German make-a-wish discourse
By Dania Thaler

When Kimberlé Crenshaw came to Paris… 
By Christelle Gomis

The trouble with the female universalists
By Rokhaya Diallo

Language matters
By Sharon Dodua Otoo

Reading antidiscrimination law with Crenshaw, but without Rasse? 
By Cengiz Barskanmaz

Political intersectionality as a healing proposal
By Peggy Piesche