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Free to Love: Multi-Cultural Intimacies, Love and Sexuality through the Life SpanEvent Description:
EGPS Work Group for Racial Equity:
Free to Love: Multi-Cultural Intimacies, Love and Sexuality through the Life Span
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
8:30 – 9:45 PM
Beverly Greene, PhD, St. John’s University
Edward Elder, M.H.S., M.Div., LMHC, LMFT, Past President Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society
Judith C. White, LCSW, CGP, Supervisor of Sex therapy
A multi-cultural perspective will include the intersectionality of multiple identities: "gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic class, disability, spiritual and religious orientations and membership in other socially diverse and disadvantaged groups.” Most people have a range of identities “some that are privileged and others that are marginalized.” This range of identities "creates shifting alliances and conflicts between groups and sub-groups leaving disadvantaged groups vulnerable to the manipulation of dominant groups who benefit from dividing and pitting them against one another.” Greene 2009 (refer to attachment below) cites the example of how religious doctrine has been used to divide African Americans who are not gay against those African Americans who are gay and lesbian. The U.S. history of criminalizing interracial marriage is legendary as well as the discrimination that gay and lesbian unions experienced. Although same sex marriage became legal in 2015, there is concern that this law may be dismantled. The African American marriage decline exists among the Black poor and the Black middle class. In part Black women remain single because the numbers of Black men have been decimated by incarceration, death by police violence and educational and economic disadvantage. Have we truly been free to love?
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SPECIAL ISSUE: BLACK WOMEN AND SEXUALITY GUEST EDITOR KAREN SEARS, PHD,: JAMES C. WADLEY EDITOR, UNIVERSTY OF NEBRASKA PRESS.
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The Work Group for Racial Equity is a "drop in' group for EGPS members and not-yet members. You are invited to participate whenever you can. We meet monthly on the third Monday evening of the month to discuss relevant books, films, podcasts and articles. Further information can be found on the EGPS website at https://egps.org/work-group-racial-equity.php
Time: Tuesday, February 20th, 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Contact #1: Chris Nolan
Contact #2: April Harvin
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