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      CAROLYN CHOI, LATOYA COUNCIL, and CHELSEA JOHNSON read from their picture book INTERSECTIONALLIES in Los Angeles


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      July 27, 2019

      Saturday   3:00 PM

      1818 N Vermont Avenue
      Los Angeles, California 90027

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      CAROLYN CHOI, LATOYA COUNCIL, and CHELSEA JOHNSON read from their picture book INTERSECTIONALLIES

      Intersectionallies (Dottir Press)

      In poetic stanzas, IntersectionAllies introduces the stories of nine kids from diverse backgrounds. Authors Carolyn Choi, LaToya Council, and Chelsea Johnson use each character’s story to explain how children’s safety concerns are shaped by their intersecting identities, such as class, sexuality, dis/ability, race, religion, and citizenship—what is known in academic and activist circles as “intersectionality." IntersectionAllies features introductions by law professor Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term intersectionality, and Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, author of Intersectionality: An Intellectual History, and artwork by illustrator Ashley Seil Smith. The stories in IntersectionAllies also suggest ways in which friends can support one another, or be an “ally,” despite different positions in life. The authors believe that forward-looking feminism must start with children, and IntersectionAllies shows that children’s literaturecan be the gateway to educating entire households.

      LaToya Council is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Southern California, and a feminist activist. Her research is framed by social justice. Her current research project examines professional Black men’s perception of the male breadwinner ideology. Her broader research interests explore gender, work and family. Intersectionality frames the ways in which LaToya does allyship.

      Chelsea Johnson is a native Midwesterner, but calls California home. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Southern California, where she studied the relationships between style, race and politics. She believes that research is key to social justice and uses her background in intersectional feminism to inspire relatable media, reflexive scholarship, and responsible design. Her work has been featured in Quartz, Teen Vogue, Allure, CRWN Magazine, The Conversation, and more.

      Carolyn Choi, A native to Los Angeles, is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Southern California. Her works spans the issues of gender, labor, youth, and international education. She also has worked in community organizing and advocacy work at the Koreatown Workers’ Alliance, Koreatown Youth & Community Center, and the Korean Resource Center.

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