Feminisms and Intersectionality


Events / Fri 05 Nov 2021

The reason for #FemLab21 is to reflect on how to contribute to the feminist debate.

After two years of a devastating global health crisis, with special impact for women we have come to the conclusion that this time we should incorporate the concept of intersectionality to the debate.

In 1989, Afrofeminist professor and civil rights advocate, Kimberlé William Crenshaw introduced the concept of intersectionality. Crenshaw, influenced by the legacy of black feminisms, coined the term that would give rise to the so-called intersectional perspective.

Women suffer layers of  discrimination and what this theoretical, methodological and political perspective does is to focus on the inequalities and discriminations generated by the intersections of different social elements:  Gender, social class, origin, ethnic and cultural background, age, (dis) ability or language.

The are reasons for inequality and discrimination that cannot be understood in isolation.

For us, the intersectional perspective is a way to be able to carry out feminist policies intertwined with other struggles because we understand feminism as a theory that gives and must respond to all current and future discriminations.


5 November 2021

09:00 - 09:30
Welcoming and registration
09:30 - 10:00
  • Anna Perpinyà Saragossà, Feminist Lab of Nexe Foundation.
  • Lucia Beamud Villanueva, Valencia City Councelor on equality, gender and LGTBI policies.
  • Krisztina Sandor, Vice President of Coppieters Foundation
10:00 - 10:45
Keynote speech
  • Bárbara Giovana Bello, Università degli Studi di Milano

Moderated by Irene Ballester Buigues, Feminist Lab of Nexe Foundation.

10:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 12:00
Keynote Speech
  • Lucas Platero, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Madrid

Moderated by Irene Ballester Buigues, Feminist Lab of Nexe Foundation.

12:00 - 13:30
Directed dialogue on the implementation of the intersectional approach
  • Neus Tur, University of the Balearic Islands and member of Grup Antígona.
  • Lara Maestripieri, University of Milan
  • Pastora Filigrana, Human rights advocate and lawyer

Moderated by Anna Perpinyà Saragossà, Feminist Lab of Nexe Foundation.

13:30 - 15:00
Break (stand up lunch)
15:00 - 17:00
Presentation of papers and contributions

6 November 2021

10:00 - 11:00
Participatory Democracy and Intersectionality: Institutionalising the intersectional approach
  • MariaCaterina La Barbera, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) Philosophy Institute.
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30
How to implement the intersectional approach at the local level
  • Gerard Coll-Planas, Univeristy of Vic
  • Teresa del amo, Coordinator of Igualtats Connectades 
12:30 - 13:30
Tackling cultural diversity with an intersectional outlook
  • Àngela Nzambi, CEAR-Valencian Country
  • Sheila Pierre-Louise, Afrofeminas
  • Aitana Guia Conca, Professor in Modern European History, California State University.
  • Vicenta Tasa i Fuster, Feminist Lab of Nexe Foundation.
  • Gonçal Grau i Muedra, President of Nexe Foundation.
  • Krisztina Sandor, Vice President of Coppieters Foundation

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When: Friday 5-6 November 2021

ADEIT. Fundació Universitat-Empresa.

Carrer Verge de la Pau nº3, 46001 Valencia.


The event will be held in Catalan and English. No interpretation will be provided.

Get involved:

Do you want to join? please send an email to  info@ideasforeurope.eu to confirm attendance and will give you all the practical information.  Access is only allowed upon receipt confirmation.

Share your views with the hashtag #FemLab21


Media inquiries can be addressed to info@ideasforeurope.eu

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This event is financially supported by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is not liable for the content of the event nor the opinions of the speakers at the awards ceremony.

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This is a joint event of Coppieters Foundation, Tirant lo Blanc and Fundació Nexe with the support of Diputació de Valencia and Ajuntament de Valencia.

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