October 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Russell Square

Intersectionality: A 30th Anniversary 

Thursday 17th October 2019 

6.00pm – 7.30pm   

Registration from 5.45pm

Council Chamber, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies,

Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR


The Human Rights Lawyers Association and Institute of Advanced Legal Studies are pleased to invite you to a public event to discuss intersectionality, 30 years after the term was first coined


It’s been 30 years since the term ‘intersectionality’ was first coined by the American lawyer Kimberlé Crenshaw.


But what does it actually mean and how is it relevant to the UK legal system, if at all?


In this event the panel will explore the history of intersectionality and its meaning, the current state of UK anti-discrimination law and how multiple ground discrimination is treated in UK law.


They will also consider the outlook for the future, including ways in which the law might be changed and how other countries have enshrined protections against multiple ground discrimination in law.


The discussion will include a Q&A session for audience members to participate in the debate.


The panel is:

  • Dame Laura Cox (Chair)

  • Professor Iyiola Solanke, Professor of EU Law and Social Justice, University of Leeds

  • Dr Shreya Atrey, Associate Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Oxford

  • Ijeoma Omambala – Barrister at Old Square Chambers



Admission is free but please register at https://www.sas.ac.uk/events/event/20832