St. Kate's Master of Library and Information Science student Sophia Myers-Kelley recently gave a virtual presentation and lead a discussion for the University of Minnesota Health Sciences library staff on Intersectionality in Health Sciences. This was a highlight of their virtual practicum experience with the library, as part of their final semester in the MLIS program.
The presentation focuses on the discrepancies in healthcare outcomes between white people and people of color, along with small steps health science staff can utilize to address implicit bias.
Sophia used their unique experience dealing with a multi-systemic disability (hEDS) as a parallel to the multi-systemic facets of oppression in society, including racism, sexism, ageism, and many other forms of oppression. They plan to bring this presentation to other communities in the near future.