Race, Culture , Intersectionality
At IPSS we work with the framework of intersectionality.
"Intersectionality is a framework for conceptualizing a person, group of people, or social problem as affected by a number of discriminations and disadvantages. It takes into account people’s overlapping identities and experiences in order to understand the complexity of prejudices they face."
The newly formed Race and Culture Committee has tasked itself with promoting an antiracist workplace culture, policies and practices. With our Statement on Opposition to Racism we strongly support the Black Lives Matter movement. In our November Forum, our IPSS representative on the UKCP Diversity Panel Dr. Rani Kaur remembered the life and work of Lennox Thomas who sadly died in April 2020. He was one of the first Black British psychoanalytic psychotherapists and a pioneer in the field of intercultural psychotherapy. David Jones introduced this forum with his moving paper "Owning Racism".
Further antiracist material which may be of interest:
- Youtube: Black Psychoanalysts Speak
- "No, Karen, There is No Such Thing as 'Reverse Racism'"
- "Imagine - Bolder Language to Address Racism in the NHS"
- Talks On Psychoanalysis: F. Davids/V. De Micco - Racism and Violence in Pandemic Times