Keisha-Khan Perry, assistant professor of Africana studies, took part in the Harvard Kennedy School's Women and Public Policy Program Spring Seminar on April 11, 2013. Perry delivered a lecture on "Black Women Mobilizing Intersectionality in Urban Land Rights Struggles in Brazil." Her talk explored how and why black women are the primary interpreters of the racial, gender, and class dynamics of urban-development policies and how they have radicalized local communities. Perry argues that black women who organize as blacks, women, and poor people provide key insights on precisely how intersectionality is mobilized for social change. The lecture series has welcomed scholars from various institutions, including Princeton, Harvard, Columbia and the University of Virginia, to talk about different issues affecting women around the world. 

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