Intersectionality Research Salons™

What’s a Salon?

Dating back to at least the 16th century, literary salons are gatherings of people who share similar interests in literature, the arts, culture, and such. Drinks, alcohol specifically, have often been a key feature of salons, fueling the free flow and exchange of thoughts, ideas, and opinions. In 1920s Harlem, arts patron A’lelia Walker, daughter of Madame CJ Walker famously hosted lavish not-to-be-missed salons — called The Dark Tower — that attracted key writers, poets, artists, musicians, and activists of the Harlem Renaissance such as Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes (to name just two luminaries).

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Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
Author, anthropologist, playwright and filmmaker
Photo Source: Library of Congress

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Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
Poet, novelist, playwright, activist
Photo Source: Library of Congress

Okay, got it. So what’s an Intersectionality Research Salon?

Inspired by the Dark Tower salon (without, obviously the lavish surroundings, fashion and drinks), we envision our Intersectionality Research Salons to be a welcoming and open space, albeit virtual, for salon guests and salonistes (our fancy word for salon attendees) to chat, discuss, ask questions, and share resources about all things intersectionality research-related.

Here’s what an Intersectionality Research Salon is NOT:

  • Not a webinar,
  • Not a journal club, and
  • Definitely NOT a lecture series. Think chill and laid-back, but intellectually stimulating and engaging. IN other words, come prepared to talk, interact, and share (and get) resources from our active Salon chat.
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November 8, 2023 Salon Group photo

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